Tai Ping Hou Kui

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170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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Type: Green Tea
Caffeine Level: Low
Aroma: Nutty
Ingredient: Green tea
Taste: Smooth and sweet

Tai Ping Hou Kui is one of the top ten famous teas in China. This Chinese Green tea is also known as King of Teas or “Cha Wang.” We offer a high grade Tai Ping Hou Kui tea, the finest leaves are folded and flatten to give the tea its famous sword shape.

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I have wanted to try a Tai Ping tea for a long time!

The leaves are HUGE and flat. Since I don’t subscribe to the gadgetry concept and don’t use any of those new fangled scales :) I eyeballed the amount I put into my smart brewer.

I must have done well with my measuring because the flavor is rich, vegetative, buttery, nutty, and just plain AWESOME. I’m liking it a lot! A very smooth taste but with a nice mouthfeel. The mouthfeel is a little thicker than a Dragonwell, but not quite as thick as a green Oolong. Pleasant!

A very strong buttery taste, and a nice nutty quality to it.

Ah… I love this tea!

165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 30 sec

I am on my second infusion of this tea now. I brewed this one a bit too long because I forgot to set the timer! No matter though, the tea does not taste bitter, it is a bit stronger in flavor than the first infusion because of the length of time it was infused. The nutty flavor seems to be emerging more in this infusion. It has a very nice sweetness to it – not like sugary sweet, but nutty sweet. I am falling more in love with this tea each time I take a sip.

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