A National Tea Handmade in Traditional Making Method
- Origin Place: Houkeng (猴坑) on Huangshan Mountain, Anhui Province.
- Harvest time: April 15, 2016.
- Picked and produced before Grain Rain solar term; completely handmade
- Dry Tea: presents forest green and dark green color, naturally formed into flat and straight appearance, and one bud surrounded by two leaves shape.
- Unique “Hou Yun” Flavor: fresh and brisk, taste smooth with long-lasting sweet aftertaste
- Tea Liquid: clean and bright, present yellowish green color.
- Tea Leaf: big and complete; has the special red line.
- Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)
Nonpareil Tai Ping Hou Kui is also known as Tea King Tai Ping Hou Kui. It is purely handmade green tea. Being one of the national highest grade teas Nonpareil Tai Ping Hou Kui is considered a Tea King, meaning the king of Tai Ping Hou Kui tea. The origin of this tea is Anhui Province, Hou Keng in Huangshan Mountain.
The main features of this Nonpareil Tai Ping Hou Kui are brisk and smooth taste with sweet aftertaste. When drinking this tea you will enjoy a faint fragrance lingering in your mouth as an after taste of the long-lasting mellow flavor. The classic shape of this tea consists of two pieces of leaf holding one bud.
The traditional making method of Nonpareil Tai Ping Hou Kui tea is integral with its unique flavor. The procedures of this method are the following: picking, extracting, spreading, fixation, drying. This specific methodology gives Tai Ping Hou Kui tea makes its appearance unique and distinguished from other green teas. It has big and thick leaf with straight and flat shape. Two leaves cover the bud, so it could not be seen until it is brewed. After the tea is properly infused the two leaves with expose the bud.
The dark green color determines Tai Ping Hou Kui: it has dark, forest green leaves and they have no yellowish or brownish marks.
You may wonder why Tai Ping Hou Kui tea leaf is flat. It is made with great care by the tea makers by gently and repeatedly pressing the tea leaves with their hands, making them as flat as possible.
Tai Ping Hou Kui is recommended to be brewed in a cup made of glass to see its unique flat and straight shape.
Recommended brewing method: use glass cup to brew 10-15 pieces of leaves, steep for 1-3 minutes.