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Tai Ping Hou Kui

 Green Tea - Tai Ping Hou Kui
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INFORMATION
Origine: An Hui Province, Huang Shan
Harvesting area: Tai Ping Lake area, Xin Ming Village
Plantation altitude: 750 meters above sea level
Harvesting: Spring 2012 (Gu Yu Day)
Tea varietal: Shi Da Ye
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This Tai Ping Hou Kui green tea is processed according to the most traditional way, which is shape by "Qia Jian". "Qia Jian" means forming by using fingers. Therefore, the appearance of this tea is less compress and less even. But it taste much better because the juice of the tea leaves can be kept much better by forming with fingers. The dry tea leaves flat and straight. 1 tiny bud and 2 leaves covered with fine white hairs. The tea shows a shinny green color with a reddish hint inside the nervation.

TASTING
Eye: Pale greenish-yellow liquor with excellent clarity
Nose: Citrus fragrance, a fresh vegetal hint
Mouth: Deep floral flavor, sweet, good tea taste, elegant, complex
SUGGESTIONS
Yixing pairing: Well seasonned Duan Ni or Ben Sha Lu
Water temperature: 85-90C
Storage potential: drink now
Food pairing: By itself

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Tai Ping Hou Kui *****, 28 Jul 2010
by Dave B.

Another 5 star green tea from Jing Tea Shop. I received this two days ago and can't stop drinking it. Six or eight large leaves in a 5 ounce Dehua porcelain gaiwan with 160F water for about 90 seconds produces a very light, refreshing tea that is perfect for the hotter summer weather. Hotter water and/or longer infusion times give a thicker, fuller taste that is noticeably more vegetal. Either way, this tea is outstanding.

 
 

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