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Produced By 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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DATE OF PICKINGApril 2018
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONSEA LEVEL
Longjing QuntiTea Varietal

This early spring harvest from the He Family is the exciting first harvest of the year picked after the protective cold-weather greenhouse coverings are removed (Da Tian Harvest). 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, late-April harvests.

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" 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

Western

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

Gongfu

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

Iced/Cold

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

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