Tai Ping Hou Kui 太平猴魁 Green Tea
Tea Name:Tai Ping Hou Kui 太平猴魁
Other names:Monkey Chief, Monkey King, Monkey tea
Taste:The taste is wonderfully complex. The liquor has a lingering, sweet aftertaste with a hint of flowery overtones.
Appearance:The tea leaves are fully hand-crafted and truly a sensational work of art. Huge and flat tea leaves with criss-cross pattern on them. The shape is like the tip of a spear and part of the stems are reddish in color.
Origin:Hou Keng Village (Tai Ping County), An Hui Province
Storage: Keep in cool, dry and no light place
Brewing Guide:We recommend using porcelain tea ware. Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Use about 2 grams of tea leaves (1-2 teaspoons) for every 150ml of water. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 70°c (158°F) to 80°c (176°F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.
Tai Ping Hou Kui is one of China's Ten Famous tea. This tea has won many awards, the most recent being the "King of Tea" award in China Tea Exhibition 2004. Our Tai Ping Hou Kui is from Hou Keng village, located at the foothill of Tai Ping county. In the same way that Xihu area is known to produce the best Long Jing, Hou Keng village is where the highest grade of Hou Kui is produced.