This small leaf black tea was grown by the Liang family in Laoshan Village, which is near Qingdao, in the province of Shandong. Produced from the Long Jing #43 varietal, the tea plants that supplied the material for this lot are fully covered by a greenhouse in the winter and earliest parts of spring to protect the plants from frost. As the young shoots of the first flush emerge the sides and roof of the greenhouse are removed. This lot was produced using the second flush from the tea plants and was harvested in early May.
We taste cocoa, sweet potato, and sunflower seed.