Green Monkey King (Tai Ping Hou Kui)

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Green Tea
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170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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  • “This is a gorgeous tea with long (1 1/2 to 3") leaf sets. Cups to a pale yellow/green soup with nice thick mouth feel and a fresh, delicate, but noticeably savory (umami) taste. I'm not getting...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Gigantic, beautiful, broad, flat leaves that seem to produce a rather bland cup of tea. Every time i drink it i find myself wishing i was drinking something else. Forgettable tea with a friggin'...” Read full tasting note
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A rare, competition grade tea grown high in the mountains in Anhui Province in gardens surrounded by wild orchids that scent the leaves with their fragrance. Two leaves and a bud are plucked, withered and shaped in a heated metal bowl and successively fired over charcoal. A long and wide deep green leaf results that offers a clean, nuanced taste and a lasting finish. We have an excellent lot. Steep 1 /1/2 – 2 minutes in water at 185 degrees.

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This is a gorgeous tea with long (1 1/2 to 3") leaf sets. Cups to a pale yellow/green soup with nice thick mouth feel and a fresh, delicate, but noticeably savory (umami) taste. I’m not getting the orchid notes.

I brewed it with warm/hot water (175F?) poured gently over 12 or so leaves placed base down standing straight up in a 4 oz. ball jar. 1st steep (45 sec) was all fresh spring with a bit of mouth puckering. 2nd to 4th steeps with increasing temp and steep times yielding very enjoyable cups. Final steep (#5) with boiling water and drank it right out of the ball jar with the leaves at the bottom.

It’s a delicate tea, and maybe a bit tricky to brew, but has the umami taste of a nice fresh green and the mouth feel of a silver needle white. I’m very satisfied with the purchase.

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170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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Gigantic, beautiful, broad, flat leaves that seem to produce a rather bland cup of tea. Every time i drink it i find myself wishing i was drinking something else. Forgettable tea with a friggin’ sweet name.

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