This tea is part of the He Family's reserve collection, chosen by Mr. He as the best representation of Laoshan's potential and his family's values in crafting and picking.
This special grade 2020 Spring harvest is coming soon, and available for pre-order!
This special hand picked, hand made tea was picked this year during the very best spring picking window for the He Family's "Da Tian" harvest - picked just after the greenhouse protection was removed. When this greenhouse protection is removed, the plants get their first taste of sunlight, and combine the textural intensity and sweetness of shade-grown tea with the aroma and aftertaste that early sunlight brings out.
The flat-pressing process that Mr. He uses to finish this fresh spring harvest is inspired by Dragonwell green tea. In fact, Laoshan tea was originally brought to the area from Dragonwell, so for this cultivar, flat-pressing is a return to its origins. The day-long labor-intensive process to finish this delicate tea makes for beautiful leaves to brew in glass. The flavor is lighter but the aroma and sweetness more pronounced with flat-pressing.