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Lao Shan Cha

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170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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  • “This is an unknown treasure! I spent three years living in the shadow of Laoshan (Mt. Lao) where this tea is produced. The yearly picking is tiny in comparison to export-driven tea growing areas....” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is not a tea that is well-known outside of China and can't be found in any mainstream tea manuals (as far as I am aware). But what a great find. ” Read full tasting note
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  • “A good Chinese green tea. No magnificent qualities that would be worth writing about... It reminds me of Japanese Bancha, as it can be drunk to anything at anytime. It is a tea that is quite...” Read full tasting note
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As a famous breed of green tea in North China, Laoshan tea is produced in Laoshan Mountain in Qingdao, Shandong Province. Being the only mountain over one thousand meters in altitude along China’s coastline, Laoshan Mountain is a time-honored famous Taoist mountain with picturesque scenery and pleasant weather. Tea trees growing here are of long growth period due to the unique weather and favorable entironment. Therefore, the tea leaves nurtured by the excellent natural conditions on the mountain are featured by thickness, mellow savor, abundance in nutrition, and natural fragrance, while the liquor is clear and jade green.

Laoshan tea is a famous breed of tea nurtured by the renowned mountain and springs on it. There are lots of famous springs in the Laoshan Mountain. The water there is clear, free of pollution, sweetish and abundant in minerals beneficial to human health. Laoshan tea brewed in such spring water is excellent in color, figure, scent, savor and artistic conception.

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This is an unknown treasure! I spent three years living in the shadow of Laoshan (Mt. Lao) where this tea is produced. The yearly picking is tiny in comparison to export-driven tea growing areas. Most people in China have not heard of this tea. I am pretty suprised to even see an entry here. If you managed to get your hands on some Laoshan and it was not mind-blowing, please don’t judge all Laoshan tea from that one. As with any area, there is a huge range of quality. The farmers I had a chance to work with still hand process each batch. The best Laoshan tea can hold its own against anything, from Dragonwell to Gyokuro. The fields are fertilized with soybeans to give the tea a more rich and creamy taste. Very interesting tea. I am importing the spring 2011 batch from some farmer friends to introduce it to America properly.

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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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This is not a tea that is well-known outside of China and can’t be found in any mainstream tea manuals (as far as I am aware). But what a great find.

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180 °F / 82 °C
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If you’re interested, we now carry some very high end teas from Laoshan, which you can get in an affordable sample pack. Happy sipping!

http://verdanttea.com/shop/sample-packs/laoshan-sampler-pack/

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A good Chinese green tea. No magnificent qualities that would be worth writing about…
It reminds me of Japanese Bancha, as it can be drunk to anything at anytime.
It is a tea that is quite awakening. I have a feeling that it will turn quickly bitter if one goes to high with the water temperature.

I am using it, portioned in a tea bag, in the office…I don’t waist time on it at home.

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155 °F / 68 °C

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