Another one that made me very happy!
And it’s a belatedly posted sipdown!
#long time ago internet hiatus sipdown
“Another one that made me very happy! And it’s a belatedly posted sipdown! #long time ago internet hiatus sipdown” Read full tasting note
“Brought this to work, as I tend to crave straight black teas while I’m working. So tasty. Rich, chocolatey. Very easy to drink.” Read full tasting note
“I did the last little bit of this tea gongfu and it made a difference. First steep was yeasty and wheaty. Second steep was mellowed out a bit with malt and dark chocolate. I’m bumping my rating and...” Read full tasting note
“Autumn 2020 Harvest Date of Picking: October 2020 I again failed to write a tasting note for this as I was drinking it, but my main takeaway was that it tasted like bread crusts. Is that weird? ...” Read full tasting note
Crafted By the 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.
This tea highlights Mr. He’s delicate and meticulous hand rolling and straightening technique developed in producing Pine Needle Green, but introducing traditional sun-oxidation to make a rich and deeply complex black tea. The result is Lashan’s most mineral-forward and complex black tea to date. This tea is fed by mountain spring water, picked by hand, and cultivated sustainably using traditional chemical-free farming techniques including growing rows of soybean between rows of tea to restore nitrates to the soil. The finished tea picks up the rocky minerality of the soil, and careful low temperature roasting brings out deep brown sugar sweetness.
4g + 6-8 oz
use 205° water
steep 30 seconds
resteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion
5g + 4 oz
use 205° water
steep 8 seconds
add 3-4 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings
4g + 12oz
use room temp. water
add ice & enjoy
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Reserve Laoshan Gongfu BlackVerdant Tea
Laoshan Gongfu BlackVerdant Tea
Spring Laoshan Gongfu BlackVerdant Tea
Reserve Autumn Laoshan BlackVerdant Tea
Autumn Laoshan BlackVerdant Tea
2017 Autumn Laoshan BlackVerdant Tea
I did the last little bit of this tea gongfu and it made a difference. First steep was yeasty and wheaty. Second steep was mellowed out a bit with malt and dark chocolate. I’m bumping my rating and I’d be tempted to add this to a purchase. Certainly a candidate for grandpa style brewing.
Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Malt, Wheat, Yeasty
Autumn 2020 Harvest
Date of Picking: October 2020
I again failed to write a tasting note for this as I was drinking it, but my main takeaway was that it tasted like bread crusts. Is that weird? Or even a thing? It’s not the fluffy middle, but the darker almost burnt ends that I’m getting here. I noticed that lovely chocolate aroma from the dry leaf but was completely missing it in the cup. Compared to yesterday’s tea, this one didn’t quite rise to meet my expectations.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Chocolate
This review is for the Autumn 2018 version. This tea brews up fairly light in the gaiwan. And the flavor profile matches it. The main tasting notes on Verdant describe barley and toast and I think that is accurate. Definitely has a light toasted quality. I would describe this as an acceptable daily sipper. Nothing super special but with a pleasant drinkability. Either way, I am just getting into being able to drink caffeinated teas again due to a chronic health condition and boy have I missed it.