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Taiping Houkui

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Taiping Houkui |太平猴魁

 Tasting notes: Grassy, floral, bamboo
 Origin: Houkeng, Anhui, China
 Cultivar: 柿大葉 Shi Da Ye (Big Leaf)

 Elevation: 510m
 Oxidation: ⦿○○○○

Taiping Houkui has the biggest leaves of any green tea, sourced from the foothills of Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) in Anhui, China. It yields a smooth, velvety tea with a grassy brightness and deep notes of bamboo and seaweed.

Why we love it:

  • The big leaves! Most green teas are made from the smallest delicate leaves of the tea plant, but this one is made from the 柿大葉 Shi Da Ye cultivar with leaves up to 6cm long! Easily the biggest leaves in the tea world.
  • Each leaf is individually processed. They are sorted, baked, panfired and laid out one-by-one to be pressed flat by a mesh and roller. 
  • It won the "King of Tea" award at the China Tea Exhibition in 2004.
  • The name translates to “Peaceful Monkey Leader” - enough said.

Grandpa style
7g | 60ml | 90°C | 1 min

The leaves of this tea are so large, it will be difficult to get them in a gaiwan. So we recommend ‘grandpa style’ brewing instead. Simply put some leaves in a normal drinking glass, add hot water, and enjoy!

Taiping Houkui



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