Tai Ping Hou Kui

Tai Ping Hou Kui

Name: Tai Ping Hou Kui (Peaceful Monkey King Tea)
Category: Green Tea
Origin: Huangshan, Anhui Province
Shape: Flat and long
Color: Light yellowish green color

Description: Tai Ping Hou Kui is a green tea tastes sweet and smooth with strong aroma. It has long-lasting sweet aftertaste. It can be harvested in spring and summer. Tea leaves harvested in summer have heavier flavor than tea leaves harvested in spring. The best Tai Ping Hou Kui is harvested in spring. According to the quality, Tai Ping Hou Kui can be classified into five grades.

History: In 1859, a tea farmer in Anhui Province cultivated a tea garden. He used the tea trees he planted to make a new tea that was flat and straight and smelled like orchids. The tea farmer named it Tai Ping Jian Cha, which is the predecessor of Tai Ping Hou Kui.

Benefits: Tai Ping Hou Kui has high levels of antioxidants like other green teas. Green tea is probably the most studied among other types of teas, and there is lots of evidences support its health benefits. It can improve digestion, burn fat, promote good skin, reduce the incidence of cancer, help to reduce the effects of aging.

How to prepare Tai Ping Hou Kui

Simple Method
Tea Cup: 8.8oz / 250ml
Temperature: 185 degree Fahrenheit / 85 degree Celsius
Amount: 10 - 15 pieces
Brewing time: 1 - 3 mins

Gongfu Style Brewing Method
Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
Temperature: 185 degree Fahrenheit / 85 degree Celsius
Amount: 3g Tea
4 steeps: 30s, 45s, 60s, 90s

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