Laoshan Gongfu Black

A Black Tea from


85 / 100

Calculated from 15 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
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Black Tea Leaves
Baked Bread, Chocolate, Cocoa, Grain, Malt, Musty, Oak wood, Rye, Smooth, Sweet, Toast, Wood, Butternut Squash, Cacao, Cloves, Coffee, Sugarcane, White Grapes, Cinnamon, Citrus, Cream, Floral, Honey, Mint, Spicy, Vanilla, Candy, Cherry, Dark Chocolate, Roasted, Black Currant, Burnt Sugar, Dried Fruit, Brown Toast, Char, Marshmallow, Mineral, Toffee, Oats, Sugar, Cedar
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Typical Preparation
Use 19 oz / 571 ml of water
Set water temperature to 200 °F / 93 °C
Use 4 g of tea
Steep for 1 min, 0 sec
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“Well, I originally came on here to review this tea. I don’t get a chance to sit down and drink tea and review it too often anymore. Having a toddler and two other children tends to interfere with...” Read full tasting note
“Tea Swap Sample Sipdown of the Day! (1) I was inspired by Mastress Alita‘s efforts to sipdown her traveling teabox samples, so I’m going to try to do something similar with my pile of swap samples....” Read full tasting note
“This was my first Laoshan black and it was quite tasty. Spring 2018 harvest prepared gong fu with 5g and water just off boiling, no rinse. Ten second first steep with increases of 5s for...” Read full tasting note
“dry leaf smells like chocolate pudding, cacao powder, the edges of brownies, and warm pumpernickel rye crust 8 infusions gongfu 1 tastes of sugar cane, hot chocolate made with water, lactic finish...” Read full tasting note


This year Mr. He decided to experiment with his hand-twisting and rolling technique developed on Pine Needle Green in making a Wuyi Gongfu Black style tea true to Laoshan. The delicate treatment makes this tea yield many infusions and brings out the roasted marshmallow and chocolate s’mores quality of fine Laoshan Black. The He family is excited to release a very limited harvest of this new innovation for us to enjoy.

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