Green Tea Taiping Houkui-Monkey King-Top Grade-Nie Jian(Pure Hand-made)

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This Hou Kui is a high grade tea grown in Taiping County. Purely handmade by tea masters. From plucking, sorting, tidying tea strips to baking.

The dry leaves are curly and thick. Dark green in color with slender red vein. Each piece contains one downy bud and two leaves.

The traditional hand-made process give this tea a pouring-persist characteristic. The aroma is fresh and elegant. The tea soup is pure and cool in taste. You could easily give it a longer re-steep without feeling any bitter at all.

Other names: Monkey Chief, Monkey King, Monkey tea, Houkui

Grade: Top Grade(Nie Jian-Hand-made)

Production Time: Spring Tea(Late March)

Growing Area: Lu Xi Keng Village, Taiping County, Anhui Province.

Packing: Tinplate Canister

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Thank you ESGREEN for offering this tea for me, and also for giving me this free sample!

Taiping Hou Kui is a wonderful tea to begin my Saturday morning. The weather’s nice today as well.

Leaf Quality:
The leaves were very thin, and very long, much like the other Nie Jian I’ve had. They were very aromatic as well; each leaf smelled very floral and sweet. In direct sunlight, I could see through some of the reddish stems. Each one was composed of a bud and two other leaves, pressed almost paper thin on a grate. The brewed leaves smelled grassy and vegetal, and also like nectar.

Brewed Tea:
The brewed tea smelled light and sweet, and was a pale yellow-green. In a glass, it looked almost completely clear. It tasted very sweet and floral, and a tiny bit like melon. The end finish tasted of nectar.

Second Steeping
This one was more floral and sweet. I always seem to like the second brewing of Taiping Hou Kui more than the first. A wonderful pale yellow again, completely clear.

This is a great-smelling, and great-tasting tea. I’m glad to know that another company is selling this tea as well.

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