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2018 Spring Laoshan Green Oolong

2018 Spring Laoshan Green Oolong

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Sourced By the 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.
  • true
    95
    matcha, sweet grass
    true
    75
    cashew, toasted rice, shortbread
    true
    65
    mineral
    true
    40
    tangerine, yuzu

    Tasting Profile

    • vegetal - matcha, sweet grass
    • savory - cashew, toasted rice, shortbread
    • spice - mineral
    • fruit - tangerine, yuzu
    • DATE OF PICKINGJune 2018
    • Laoshan Village Shandong Province
    • 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, all the more precious this year with a historically small yield, and 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 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'

  • 4
    6-8
    175
    30 seconds
    15-30
    5
    5
    175
    5 seconds
    5-15
    7
    32
    room temp
    8 hours

    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 ozuse 175° watersteep 5 seconds
    add 5-15 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    7 g.32
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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