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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 VEGETAL – edamame
  • VERY SAVORY – brown sugar, chestnut, toasted barley
  • FRUITY – cucumber
  • SPICY – minerality
Click to watchMr. He surveys his tea fields in early autumn
DATE OF PICKINGJune 2019
ELEVATIONSEA LEVEL
Longjing QuntiTea Varietal

Laoshan Green was the first tea produced at Taiqing temple by the Taoist monks of Laoshan. The plants were originally brought to the region from Dragonwell, and slowly allowed to adapt to the unique cold ocean climate of the area. After two years of cold winters and small harvests, the 2019 spring has finally yielded a long, mild and temperate spring season. The He Family’s Laoshan Green is fed by mountain spring water, picked by hand, and cultivated sustainably using traditional chemical-free farming techniques. The result is rich, fresh flavor full of Laoshan's famous sweet vegetal-savory soy bean flavor aroma.

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" Last year brought 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

Western

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

Gongfu

5 g.6  oz.use 175° watersteep 8-10 seconds
add 4 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

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

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