Monkey King, Taiping Houkui - Green Tea

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Green Tea
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Green Tea, Green Tea Leaves, Organic Full Leaf Green Tea, Premium Green Teas, Select Green Teas
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
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From Tribute Tea Company

Monkey King is harvested near the base of the legendary Huang Mountains in Anhui Province. Its exceptionally long leaves are formed entirely by hand and well noted for its sword-like appearance. A toasty, roasted aroma of fresh seaweed is coupled with a long-lasting vegetal flavor of sweet orchids…

Notes: orchid, seaweed

Infusion: 170ºF / 77ºC for 30 seconds

Origin: Taiping, Huangshan, Anhui Province, China

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This is a sample provided by Brett, & although I don’t really have much to say for it right now, I don’t have anything to say against it. The truth is, I think I under leafed, so its just not all that exciting, however, its me, not the tea. I happen to enjoy this one, in part because it is probably the most beautiful presentation of all green teas, with its long flat buds. Absolutely beautiful, both dry & wet.

I went ahead & added the rest of the sample to my test tube steeper, & now its much better! Sweet & crisp, like a salad of greens & pear. I taste lightly roasted pepitas too.

Cheri

Taiping Houkui needs a lot of leaves because of the way it’s processed. It’s so easy to underleaf. I always seem to underleaf this unless I weigh the leaves.

Terri HarpLady

I also have this same tea from Teavivre, & yeah, its one I definitely should weigh

Brett

I just like to look at it sometimes… beautiful leaves huh? I agree though, not nearly enough potency for a lot of folks

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