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Produced By the He Family

This herbal tea is foraged from Laoshan's wild Ziziphus Jujuba trees, carefully hand-finished by the He Family in their workshop just like their classic Laoshan green teas.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SAVORY – toasted rice, barley, marshmallow
  • FLORAL – vanilla, buckwheat honey
  • VEGETAL – matcha, soybean
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – jujube, kumquat
  • A LITTLE SPICY – minerality
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DATE OF PICKINGApril 10, 2019
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ziziphus jujubaBotanical Name

Gan Zao Ye is wild-foraged Laoshan Jujube leaf, hand picked and carefully hand finished using the painstaking withering, fixing, curling and drying process that the He family reserves for their early spring Laoshan Green. This year's classic spring harvest is sweet and creamy, with a delicious hint of toasted rice or barley. This herbal tisane is naturally caffeine-free.

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" When we tried Mr. He’s Laoshan Gan Zao Ye, we were blown away. It had the flavor complexity of any incredible green tea with deep lingering sweetness, rich malt tones and a barley flavor all its own. The character of the finished tea felt like an extremely true expression of Laoshan, and the He Family’s values despite coming from an entirely different species of plant... "

Steeping Instructions


5 g.6-8
use 175° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion


5 g.6  oz.use 175° watersteep 8 seconds
add 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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