Pioneers and community leaders in Laoshan Village, the He family is one of the first to plant tea on the misty ocean-facing slopes of the Taoist Holy Mountain they call home.
This tea is the first Laoshan Black from the He Family of 2018 - carefully crafted with hand-picked buds underneath the protection of the greenhouses, then oxidized slowly to bring out sweet, chocolatey flavor. The He Family is offering this early Laoshan Black harvest to show off the wonderful flavor that their craft in roasting and oxidizing brings to tiny budset Laoshan tea. The stored sugar and nutrients of the earliest Da Tian pickings has more sweetness and lingering aftertaste than later harvests. This year's cooler winter and long, cool spring came together for a small harvest, full of delicate flavor.
Laoshan's famous mountain spring water reservoirs
Fresh Laoshan tea leaves in the He Family's workshop