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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