Tai Ping Hou Kui Green "Houkeng Leader"

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Known as the best of Anhui province's pointed green teas, Tai Ping Hou Kui Green has very long bud sets that unfurl like colorful floating flowers when infused. Since its gold medal in the first rank at the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition it has become world famous. Tai Ping Hou Kui Green grows on the northern slopes of one range of the Huangshan Mountains. Rain half the year and mist and clouds the rest, along with the shade of the northern slopes, provide ideal conditions for tender tea leaves. Use 1 rounded teaspoon (3g) dried tea leaves per 6 ounces of spring water heated to 175° to 185° F. and steep for 3-4 minutes. This tea can handle multiple infusions; add fresh hot water to the pot and increase the steeping time slightly for subsequent infusions, repeating until the flavor starts to fade.

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  • Model: G-TPHK-1

Jeff M.
I find this tea very smooth, capable of multiple infusions, and a rather fresh spring taste. The only thing I'm not crazy about are the very long leaves. Makes it a little difficult to get into a small pot or strainer, but worth the effort. Definitely one of my favorites!

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 09 April, 2006.