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Tai Ping Hou Kui
$8.00 – $96.00
Tai Ping Hou Kui has been selected as one of the Top Ten Teas in China. It is also a historically reputed tea since the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912). It is produced from the Hou-keng areas at Huang-shan City of Anhui Province.
Its leaf measures up to 60 mm (about 2-1/3″) long; it is the largest sized leaf tea among the famous green teas. But, surprisingly, its size does not affect its delicate orchid fragrance and mellow taste which lasts for up to four brewing. In a glass, the leaf gracefully sways in the water which is described as the “Phoenix dances.’
In harvesting, every single twig which contains one bud and 3-4 leaves is plucked from tea tree. Subsequently it is meticulously re-plucked again at factory, where only one bud and two leaves remains, and other leaves are removed. This is the expertise and effort of manufacturer to preserve the tea leaves to ensure it to be in good shape until it is sent for processing.
Unlike most the green teas, Tai Ping Hou Kui does not undergo any rolling process. It is dried at once using a series of bamboo baskets heated at various temperatures. De-activation of fermentation enzymes as well as enhancement of flavor takes place during these unique processes. Through all these steps, Tai Ping Hou Kui preserves its most natural shape, and the end product presents some exclusive characteristics – long, flat, bright green leaves, a delicate orchid fragrance and a mellow, yet full-bodied taste. It has been also used as one of the gift teas for diplomatic missions to China.
Use 6 to 10 Leaves per 16 to 24 oz Pot.
Use Hot (160º to 180ºF) Water
Steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
Caffeine: 20mg per 8oz cup.
1oz – $ 8.00 4oz – $ 24.00
8oz – $ 48.00 16oz – $ 96.00