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.
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.
He Qing Qing in her family's workshop
Mrs. He and her son-in-law, Mr. Liu, sort through wilted tea leaves
Laoshan's mountain peaks
Spring-fed mountain streams on Laoshan