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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 SAVORY – chocolate, pastry, marshmallow, graham
  • FRUITY – goji, rasin
  • FLORAL – honey, violet
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longjing quntiTea Varietal

Three years ago, Mr. He decided to experiment with his hand-twisting and rolling technique developed for Pine Needle Green in making a Wuyi Gongfu Black style tea true to Laoshan. The He Family has been so happy with the results and international response that they had to make Laoshan Gongfu Black for a another season! The delicate treatment lets this tea yield many infusions and brings out the roasted marshmallow and s'mores quality of fine Laoshan Black. Hand processing extends the sweetness and aftertaste of traditional Laoshan black for a subtle, well-balanced taste experience.

Mr. He also recommends

" The initial aromas are full of rich, tangy goji berry, raisin, and savory roasted chestnut. For us, the initial sips had the thick pastry like quality of croissant with deep chocolate flavor. As we continued steeping out the tea, we got dark fruit and hearty bran flavor with a big, thick honey aftertaste and texture. In the latest steepings we tasted toasted marshmallow and graham... "

Steeping Instructions


5 g.6-8
use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion


5 g.4  oz.use 205° watersteep 8 seconds
add 3-4 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings


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

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