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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

  • SAVORY – coconut cream, toasted pine nut
  • VERY VEGETAL – fresh fava bean
  • SPICY – cedar, sparkling minerality, peppercorn
  • FLORAL – violet
Click to watchMr. He shows off his fresh picked Laoshan tea
DATE OF PICKINGMay 2020
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, then 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. This special reserve harvest was made from some of the first spring harvests after the winter green houses were removed in 2020.

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" 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

Western

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

Gongfu

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

Iced/Cold

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