Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea from Anhui Spring 2017

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea
Flavors
Apple, Dried Fruit, Floral, Garden Peas, Seaweed, Vegetal, Apricot, Peach
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 4 min, 15 sec 5 g 13 oz / 399 ml

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  • “My second time with this tea. This time I cold brewed it in a 1 qt mason jar overnight (roughly 8 hours). No fancy infuser needed. Just add 8 grams of leaves to about a 3/4 full mason jar. It’s a...” Read full tasting note
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Our Tai Ping Hou Kui is grown in Hou Gang village near Huangshan Mountain in Anhui. It was harvested in mid-April (first flush) from a decades old tea garden at about 300 meters. The tea is hand-fried in a wok for several minutes (kill-green) and the roasted in a four drawer system at progressively lower temperatures. This roasting is achieved in about an hour, after which the tea leaves are laid out by hand on a smooth piece of paper or fabric and then pressed between the paper and using wooden blocks. Finally the tea is low temperature roasted one more time to further reduce moisture content so that it can be stored sealed to maintain freshness.

Our Tai Ping Hou Kui is a medium-high grade that delivers an incredible price to value ratio and is sure not to disappoint even seasoned drinkers of Tai Ping Hou Kui. The taste is fresh and sweet and delivers 3 to 5 infusions.

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My second time with this tea. This time I cold brewed it in a 1 qt mason jar overnight (roughly 8 hours). No fancy infuser needed. Just add 8 grams of leaves to about a 3/4 full mason jar. It’s a beautiful presentation. Unlike in hot water, the leaves retain their flat-pressed shape in the cold water for hours, and a gentle swirl of the jar creates a beautiful display. Even overnight, the leaves are still stretched out and not wilted into a pile at the bottom of the jar.

The liquor is very pale green with no cloudiness. It is in the 90’s, today, so I sweetened this and added lemon for a cool refreshing drink. I will try it again without the lemon to get a true idea of the flavor profile, but with the lemon it has a definite peachy, apricot flavor with almost no vegetal note. The cold brewing seems to push the vegetal notes present in hot brewing toward the apricot, dried fruit flavor.

Flavors: Apricot, Dried Fruit, Peach

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 8 g 24 OZ / 709 ML

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