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ships by Summer 2020

Produced By the He Family

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.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY VEGETAL – sweet pea, cucumber
  • SAVORY – cream, chestnut
  • SPICY – mineral, cooling pine
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – juniper, young strawberry
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DATE OF PICKINGMay 1, 2020
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONsea level
longjing quntiTea Varietal

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. Mr. He personally finished this tea by hand, careful curling and twisting the leaves under gentle heat to lock in the most sweetness possible. The He family was kind enough to let us reserve several kilograms of this extremely limited, special grade harvest.

The first Da Tian harvest is special because the very cool weather that requires greenhouse protection for the delicate tea plants over the early spring leads to slow growth and rich sweet, textural intensity. 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.

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 8 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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