This herbal tea is foraged from Laoshan's wild Lu mulberry trees, carefully hand-finished by the He Family in their workshop just like their classic Laoshan green teas.
The He Family is continuing their tradition this year of wild-foraging caffeine-free native Laoshan herbs and using their expertise at green tea processing to finish the leaves like a traditional green tea. While Shandong native Lu mulberry leaf would normally be simply air-dried for use in medicinal tea, the He Family has applied withering, heat-fixing, curling and tumble-drying to bring out much richer and more subtle flavor through their craft. We are excited to share the He Family's herbal teas this season, and to offer a look at the flavor of Laoshan from another plant entirely different from camellia sinensis!
Liu Jiaqi poses with her mother, He Qingqing, and Ms. Liu's son - her good friend and neighbor
Mrs. He and her son-in-law, Mr. Liu, sort through wilted tea leaves