Tai Ping Hou Kui Green "Houkeng Leader"
Known as the best of Anhui province’s pointed green teas, Tai Ping Hou Kui Green has very long bud sets that unfurl like colorful floating flowers when infused. Since its gold medal in the first rank at the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition it has become world famous. Tai Ping Hou Kui Green grows on the northern slopes of one range of the Huangshan Mountains. Rain half the year and mist and clouds the rest, along with the shade of the northern slopes, provide ideal conditions for tender tea leaves. The tea is at its best with water temperature below boiling, and the leaves are good for several infusions.