This is a fantastically sweet and floral green tea that has recently been gaining popularity in the word of Chinese tea. This tea has won a slew of awards including the ‘King of Tea’ award in 2004 at the China tea exhibition.
Our Tai Ping Hou Kai is strong and floral with fruity scents, subtle hints of apricot. The liquor is thick but very light. It tastes subtly sweet with a grassy aftertaste.
Region: Houkeng Village, Anhui Province, China
Other Names: Monkey Tea, Taiping Best Monkey Tea
Teaware: Glass or ceramic Gaiwan
Amount: 3g /1½ teaspoons
Temperature: 80°c (176°F)
Steeping Time: 1 to 2 minutes for the first two steeps and 3 to 5 minutes for the third and fourth.
*These steeping directions are for a traditional Gong Fu style tea, if you are brewing this tea in a regular cup we recommend steeping for 2 – 3 minutes. This tea can also be steeped 4 times.