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Produced By He Family

Pioneers and community leaders in Laoshan Village, the He family was one of the first to plant tea on the misty ocean-facing slopes of the Taoist Holy Mountain they call home.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY VEGETAL – edamame
  • VERY SAVORY – brown sugar, chestnut, toasted barley
  • FRUITY – cucumber
  • SPICY – minerality
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DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONSEA LEVEL
Longjing QuntiTea Varietal

Laoshan Green was the first tea produced at Taiqing temple by the Taoist monks of Laoshan. The plants were originally brought to the region from Dragonwell, and slowly allowed to adapt to the unique cold ocean climate of the area. After two years of cold winters and small harvests, the 2019 spring has finally yielded a long, mild and temperate spring season. The He Family’s Laoshan Green is fed by mountain spring water, picked by hand, and cultivated sustainably using traditional chemical-free farming techniques. The result is rich, fresh flavor full of Laoshan's famous sweet vegetal-savory soy bean flavor aroma.

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.

Steeping Instructions

Western

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

Gongfu

4 g.6  oz.use 175° watersteep 10 seconds
add 4 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

4 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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