Green tea - Great Green Monkey King
This exclusive green tea was harvested in early spring 2019. Tai Ping Hou Kui is classified as one of China's top ten green teas. The tea bushes are growing at an altitude of 800 meters in Hou Ken, An Hui Province, China. Production of Tai Ping Hou Kui is very limited.
The cultivar used for the production of the tea is called Shi Da Ye, a broadleaf cultivar specific for Anhui province that is not used for any other teas. The tea is picked by hand in the form of a top with three young leaves, then the third leaf is discarded. The tea leaves are pressed by hand by a piece of cloth, this process gives the cross pattern as seen on the dried tea leaves. The dried tea leaves are exceptionally large.
The tea has a floral fragrance and a mild very balanced flavor with sweet notes, without bitterness. There is a hint of floral notes with mild greenery in the taste.
Traditionally Tai Ping Hou Kui is prepared in a glass, first pour some hot water in the glass and open the tea leaves for a minute. Then pour some more water and drink after 2 minutes. Then pour more water as you go.
Shuang Keng, Hou Ken, Tai Ping County, Anhui, China
Mild very balanced flavor with sweet notes, without bitterness. There is a hint of floral notes with mild greenery in the taste.
Green large broad flat blade with a cross pattern. Brew is light green.
- use about 6 grams of tea. Pour in 85 °C water and let it steep for 3 minutes.
- use about 3 grams of tea. Pour in 85 °C water and let it steep for 3 minutes.
Second steeping 4 minutes.
Third steeping 6 minutes.