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2022Top Grade Taiping Houkui (太平猴魁)First Spring Green Tea 35g Tin

SKU: 9223038G


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How to Brew
Bud & Leaf Black Tea

Taiping Houkui is made from one bud and two leaves. It is famous for its peculiar shape. It is a very special green tea with an orchid fragrance.

Picking time:April (Pre-Gu Yu Spring Tea )
Net content: 35g/Tin
Level: Top Grade
Origin: Huangshan, Anhui
Dry tea: Straight , dark green in color
Fragrance: Orchid Fragrance
Soup: Light green bright
Taste: Fresh and sweet
Wet tea: The leaf shape is completely stretched and dark green
Storage method: Store in a cool, dry, dark place. For long-term storage, it is recommended to place it below 0°C to keep the green tea fresh.

How to brew?

Taiping Houkui should be brewed in a glass.
1. After warming the cup, put the tea root side down(5g)
2. Add 85-90℃ water
3. Wait for 2-3 minutes for the tea leaves to gradually stretch in the cup, and the roots are distinct and very beautiful.

More About Taiping Houkui:
Why is it called Taiing Houkui?

During the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty, Wang Kuicheng, a tea farmer in Hougang, Taiping County, made tea in his hometown and made tea that was superior to the local tea. He was the leader in Jiancha, so it was named after the founder and place of origin, and called it "Taiping Houkui".

Why is this green tea so big? Is it bad quality?

Most of the green teas in China are made of buds, which are delicate and small. The shape of Taiping Houkui is different, like a sun-dried vegetable. This is due to its growing environment and the variety of tea trees.
Taiping Houkui originated from Houkeng Village, Taiping County, Anhui Province. Due to the overlapping peaks and lack of direct sunlight in the local area, the tea tree grows for a long time, even if it grows to 7-10cm, it is still fat and tender. The tree species of Houkui is "persimmon tree", which is of good variety. The two leaves that grow out hold one bud, and they are still not warped, scattered or bent, that is, the characteristics of Houkui's "one stand and three no". However, it was not acclimatized to the soil and water outside Taiping County and could not be planted, so the output was extremely limited.

How does it taste?

Houkui's tea soup is neither bitter nor astringent, but sweet and refreshing with a faint orchid fragrance. The annual harvesting period is only 15 days before Grain Rain. It is rare and precious, so it is also called the "green gold" in tea. The standard one bud and two leaves are picked by tea masters in the early morning. After drying and drying, they are straightened and flattened one by one, showing the shape of two pointed ends, flat and straight, and the leaves are neither warped nor scattered, with faint red veins. , slightly tea cents. Fragrant but not flamboyant, elegant but not vulgar.

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Bud & Leaf Black Tea

Lapsang Store Loose Black tea don't add other materials. Tea Buds and leaves all picked from Organic Nature tea origins.

In Lapsang Store. Not only different origins. Different Black Tea also have different picked standard, which determine its value in large extent.


Tea buds: The young buds and stems contain the most theanine. It is the main ingredient of black tea freshness
Effect: Theanine is the main amino acid in tea, black tea is the main component of Xianshuang, there are caramel aroma and flavor similar to MSG heavy and mellow, can ease the bitter taste, enhance sweetness.
Physiological function: Can promote nerve growth and improve brain function, enhance memory and immunity. Theanine is also dedicated to helping humans resist Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, lowering blood pressure, increasing beneficial intestinal flora, and reducing plasma cholesterol.

Leaf: Contains more tea polysaccharides
Effect: makes the tea sticks tight and oily, and the soup feels sweet and full-bodied. It can form a sweet taste of tea soup, and can also form some special aromas, such as sweet aroma, caramel aroma or chestnut aroma.
Physiological function: Tea polysaccharides have many physiological functions such as radiation protection, anticoagulation, antithrombosis, lowering blood sugar and enhancing immunity.

Leaves Maturity: tea polyphenols is one of the main components that form the color and fragrance of tea
Effect: General term for polyphenols in tea. and
The higher the maturity of buds and leaves: the less tea polyphenols, the worse the quality of black tea.
Physiological function: Tea polyphenols have anti-oxidation, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects, lowering blood sugar, lowering blood lipids, anti-cancer and anti-mutation effects!

Fresh Leaves: The tea mainly contains three alkaloids: caffeine, theobromine and theophylline. The content of dry matter (2%-4%) in caffeine is the highest, which is an important flavor in tea. 
The thicker and older the leaves are, the less the alkaloids have.
Effect: The substance has a bitter taste and has a refreshing taste after being associated with theaflavins.
Physiological function:The alkaloids in tea can slightly stimulate the human cerebral cortex to relieve fatigue. At the same time, it will slightly stimulate the gastrointestinal system to help digestion and diuresis. Of course, in addition, it also has conventional health care methods such as strengthening the heart to relieve spasm and relax smooth muscle.

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