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Semi-Oxidized Laoshan Gan Zao Ye

Semi-Oxidized Laoshan Gan Zao Ye

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Sourced By the the He Family

This herbal tea is foraged from Laoshan's wild Ziziphus Jujuba trees, carefully hand-finished and oxidized by the He Family with a technique similar to their classic Laoshan black tea.
  • true
    90
    pudding, sweet corn, barley, toffee
    true
    80
    honey
    true
    25
    cranberry

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - pudding, sweet corn, barley, toffee
    • floral - honey
    • fruit - cranberry
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2017
    • Laoshan Village Shandong Province
    • ELEVATION500-600 M
    • ziziphus jujubaTea Varietal

    Like Gan Zao Ye, this experimental herbal-tisane is made from wild Laoshan-native Jujube trees, harvested on the mountain slopes and then allowed to oxidize in the sun before being finished using a technique inspired by Laoshan Black. These caffeine-free leaves are thinner than tea leaves, so they lose their moisture faster while oxidizing. This makes for a unique partially oxidized flavor with greener notes that shine through in later steepings.


  • 'As they steep, the reddish dry leaves pop open almost as quickly as green Gan Zao Ye, yielding beautiful leaves that get a touch greener with each infusion. The first steepings are very, very malty with a light chocolate flavor, pudding sweetness and hints of violet. As the tea continues steeping, it gets a thick dried apple quality with cherry bark and palm sugar undertones'

  • 5
    6-8
    175
    20 seconds
    10
    5
    6
    175
    8 seconds
    4
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

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

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 175° watersteep 8 seconds
    add 4 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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