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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 – matcha, sweet grass
  • VERY SAVORY – cashew, toasted rice, shortbread
  • SPICY – mineral
  • FRUITY – tangerine, yuzu
Click to watchMr. He in his tea fields
ELEVATIONsea level
longjing quntiTea Varietal

Laoshan Green Oolong takes the beautiful mineral-forward green bean profile of Laoshan Green and gives it an astounding depth and complexity through meticulous labor intensive craftsmanship. Mr. He starts with sweet rich fresh leaves, all the more precious this year with a historically small yield, and kneads and shakes the leaves to bring out rich florals and fruity undertones. Heat locks in the green quality of this tea before it can oxidize, yielding a fresh pure and honest expression of the unique flavor of the region.

Mr. He also recommends

" This year brings about a new threat to tea in Laoshan. After another historically cold winter, the short spring picking window in 2018 was cut off in May by sudden, unexpected extreme heat and intense rains followed right after by alternating unseasonably cold weather. This unprecedented short window to harvest and finish tea after a bitter winter has meant the smallest yield in a generation for the He Family, and for the entire small village of Laoshan... "

Steeping Instructions


4 g.6-8
use 175° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion


5 g.5  oz.use 175° watersteep 5 seconds
add 5-15 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings


7 g.32
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy