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

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Description

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

Grade: Top Grade

Origin: Huangshan, Anhui

Dry tea: Straight , dark green 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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Basic info about green tea

Green tea belongs to non-fermented tea and is the most productive type of tea in China. Green tea is produced in 20 tea-producing regions across the country. The basic process of green tea is divided into three steps: fixing, rolling, and drying.A cup of green tea every day wakes up the taste buds with a fresh taste, helps us speed up our metabolism, relieve tiredness and lose weight.

  • Brewing: water temperature | 85°C (185°F) amount of tea | 3g utensils | glass/covered bowl 
  • Steep time: Glass 2min, Gaiwan 10-15s
  • Production process: picking | fixing | rolling | drying
  • Benefits: Lose weight | Protect blood vessels | Anti-aging | Remove bad breath
  • Storage: refrigerated at low temperature | sealed | protected from light | protected from humidity | no peculiar smell
  • Taste: Fresh | Fresh | Sweet | Floral | Bean Fragrance

FAQ

How to brew green tea?

The brewing water temperature is 85°C (185°F), pure water is better. Put 2-3g of tea in a covered bowl or water cup, soak it in a covered bowl for 10 seconds, and then drink it after 2 minutes in a cup. It is also very popular recently to drink it after soaking in cold water/ice water for 2-4 hours.

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Taiping Houkui

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.                                                                  

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  • Storage method: Store in a cool, dry and dark place. For long-term storage, it is recommended to place it below 0°C to keep the green tea fresh.

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