Harvested in 2019, this Tai Ping Hou Kui has been selected as one of the Top Ten Teas in China. It is also a historically reputed tea since the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1912). It is produced in the Anhui Province. It has a delicate orchid fragrance and mellow taste which lasts for hours after brewing. It is harvested with one bud and 3 to 4 leaves. It is then re-plucked once again at the factory, where only one bud and two leaves remains.
Unlike most the green teas, Tai Ping Hou Kui does not undergo any rolling process. It is dried at once using a series of bamboo baskets heated at various temperatures. De-activation of fermentation enzymes as well as enhancement of flavor takes place during these unique processes. Through all these steps, Tai Ping Hou Kui preserves its most natural shape, and the end product presents some exclusive characteristics - long, flat, bright green leaves, a delicate orchid fragrance and a mellow, yet full-bodied taste. It has been also used as one of the gift teas for diplomatic missions to China.
Use 6 to 10 Leaves per 16 to 24oz Use Hot (160 to 180 F) Water
Steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
Caffeine: 20mg per 8oz cup