Laoshan Green tea bushes were originally brought to northern China by Taoist monks on pilgrimage to Laoshan’s Taiqing Temple, and cultivated in the courtyard as a meditation aid.
In the 1960’s Mr. He’s father was one of the first farmers to successfully grow and finish the tea outside the temple. He passed his techniques on to his son and to the other farmers in the village. Mr. He has dedicated his life to making a name for Laoshan tea and sharing his passion for the unique cold northern ocean terroir that gives his tea such a unique sweet and savory flavor. His sustainable and organic farming techniques and slow meticulous approach to finishing are already winning his village praise all over the world.
With some of the best soil and water in China, it is no surprise that the He Family’s Laoshan Green is one of the sweetest and most nuanced green teas out there.