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Produced By the He Family

Pioneers and community leaders in Laoshan Village, the He family was one of the first to plant tea on the misty ocean-facing slopes of the Taoist Holy Mountain they call home.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY VEGETAL – soy bean, green bean, sweet lettuce
  • SAVORY – malt, barley, saltines
  • A LITTLE SPICY – sweet anise, fennel, vanilla
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Laoshan VillageShandong Province
Longjing QuntiTea Varietal

This early spring harvest from the He Family is the exciting first harvests of the year picked after the protective cold-weather greenhouse coverings are removed (Da Tian Harvest) and finished as classic curled Laoshan Green tea. The exposure to sunlight makes for a bright rich vibrant flavor- one of Mr. He’s favorites of the year. The cooler air the tea is exposed to without greenhouse covering helps balance the increased sunlight for rich, sweet, early-May harvests.

Mr. He also recommends

" Mr. He is the head of his family and his tea farm. Mr. He remembers a time when his parents still grew potatoes and corn, before tea farming became widespread in Laoshan. In recent years, he’s overseen the development of Laoshan Black, flat-pressed “Dragonwell Style” Laoshan Green, and even two kinds of Laoshan Oolong.... "

Steeping Instructions


4 g.6-8
use 175° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion


4 g.6  oz.use 175° watersteep 10 seconds
add 4 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings


4 g.12
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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