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Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea

Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea

(rating: 3.8 out of 5)

Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea is one of Chinas Ten Famous tea. A little history about Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea, the word Hou refers to Hou Keng Village where the highest grade of this tea is made and the word Kui refers to a tea-grower Wang Kui-cheng who made this tea by improving the processing of a local green tea Jian Cha around 1900.

Tai Ping County is situated at the northern foot of Mt. Yellow, which was listed The World Nature and Culture Heritage by UNESCO in 1990. The lingering mist and dense forest in the valley provide favorable growing-condition for tea.

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Other names:
Monkey Chief, Monkey King, Monkey tea

Lingering, sweet aftertaste with a hint of orchid fragrance.

Tea leaves with distinctive criss-cross pattern because the leaves are pressed on a cloth during processing. Pale golden liquor.

Hou Keng Village (Tai Ping County), An Hui Province

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Brewing Guide:
We recommend using glass-based or porcelain tea ware. Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Use about 2.5 - 3 grams of tea leaves (1-2.5 teaspoons) for every 225 ml of water. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 70°c (158°F) to 80°c (176°F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.


This one surprised me. It has a unique taste that Ive not found elsewhere. It has the baked quality of some of the others Ive tasted, but it still has a great clean green quality that is unlike the others. A great treat.

Adrian (6/7/2007)

this is a really fine tea, beautiful leaves, amazing aroma and very complex taste, one of my favorite teas

Sergio (9/3/2007)

Only the colour is very nice (bright yellow) but the taste is too week for me..Maybe for a beginner i have to work on my taste and preparing the tea! The after taste tells a litle more..

Mihai (7/25/2008)

Terrible taste. It tastes and smells like grass or weeds. I could not drink the whole thing. I let others try it and they didnt like it either.

Lorme (12/9/2009)

Super. Very smooth and mellow taste.

Kent (3/8/2014)

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