Tai Ping Hou Kuai

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185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec 10 oz / 306 ml

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  • “Picked up 25g of this tea at the Toronto Tea Festival – it possibly has the largest leaves of any tea I’ve tried yet! (Or, largest intact leaves). Anyhow, the leaves smelled a bit like cucumber in...” Read full tasting note
  • “~10 leaves used Smokiness in aroma. The aftertaste reminds me of the feeling in my mouth after having eaten a walnut or almond- kind of dry. Smoky note with a hint of leather. Thanks to Kittenna...” Read full tasting note
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Picked up 25g of this tea at the Toronto Tea Festival – it possibly has the largest leaves of any tea I’ve tried yet! (Or, largest intact leaves). Anyhow, the leaves smelled a bit like cucumber in the little sampling dish the company had out, and I found that intriguing, therefore decided to buy some.

The brewing process is rather interesting – I suspect that this tea is supposed to be brewed like a dragonwell, keeping the leaves in the cup and adding water. I don’t drink my tea hot, so can’t do that without oversteeping, so I just brewed this as a normal green (although it was a bit tricky to make sure the leaves were fully submerged, since they are so long! Nearly 3 inches, I’d say.)

The end result was definitely interesting – I hoped for a bit more cucumber, but instead it was on the smoky side, and more of a grassy sort of vegetal than the beany I’m more used to. It was definitely interesting; I’ll need to give it another go to figure out exactly how I feel about it. Certainly not bad, but not sure about buying it again (although I now want to try some from another company, perhaps Teavivre if they carry it.)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
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I liked Teavivre’s version but tai ping hou kuai seems to be an acquired taste. Not bad but not a favorite for me.

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~10 leaves used

Smokiness in aroma. The aftertaste reminds me of the feeling in my mouth after having eaten a walnut or almond- kind of dry. Smoky note with a hint of leather.

Thanks to Kittenna for sharing with me!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 13 OZ / 375 ML

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