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drank Tai Ping Hou Kui by Teavana
13 tasting notes

Sweetest Green tea I’ve ever tasted, and the longest tea leaves I’ve seen from any retailer. The leaves are gently rippled from the press, resembling zebra stripes and lying beautifully flat. A truly two-leaf, one bud tea. Using three pairings per every eight ounces, I brewed this for two minutes at 170 degrees Fahrenheit two consecutive times. A fruity note, with a mild vegetal undertone accompanied a mostly sweet flavour. The tea leaves are supple and green after brewing twice, and the colour of the brew is a faint yellowish green. Two ounces of the tea gets you a large amount of tea, as this is extremely light and voluminous. I’m estimating, that with the given suggestion of three leaf pairings per 8 oz, that each box has well over one hundred servings.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Erin

I must be brewing it wrong, i find little to no taste to the tea.

SimpliciTEA

How are you brewing it? I believe I used my standard green tea parameters on this one: 170F, 1’, using about a cup of water for every one tsp of tea. It may be finicky, in that anything over 185F may scorch it. I’m not certain, but I may have also brewed the first steeping for two minutes (as he notes in his review).

This is quite possibly the best green tea I have ever tasted. I hope you can coax it into giving you some of the gifts it has given me!

Erin

I will try again. i don’t think i was using enough tea.

xhado123

I actually blended two one minute brews together, by simply re-infusing the tea after removing the leaves. Unfortunately, we’ve discontinued this gem. If you can find it, it’s 75% off.

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Erin

I must be brewing it wrong, i find little to no taste to the tea.

SimpliciTEA

How are you brewing it? I believe I used my standard green tea parameters on this one: 170F, 1’, using about a cup of water for every one tsp of tea. It may be finicky, in that anything over 185F may scorch it. I’m not certain, but I may have also brewed the first steeping for two minutes (as he notes in his review).

This is quite possibly the best green tea I have ever tasted. I hope you can coax it into giving you some of the gifts it has given me!

Erin

I will try again. i don’t think i was using enough tea.

xhado123

I actually blended two one minute brews together, by simply re-infusing the tea after removing the leaves. Unfortunately, we’ve discontinued this gem. If you can find it, it’s 75% off.

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