Sunday, October 28, 2007

Tai Ping Hou Kui

Tai Ping Hou Kui (Monkey Chief, Monkey King, Monkey tea) green tea is one of ten most famous teas in China. In 2004 this tea was declared "King of Tea".
Hou Keng village, at the foothill of Tai Ping county, is where best Tai Ping Hou Kui is produced.
Leaves of this tea are spear shaped..huge, flat...with kind of criss-cross pattern on them.
What about the taste? It's complex...nutty at the beggining and with slowly revealing sweetness..
Little bit about brewing...Put 1-2 teaspoons of tea leaves for every 150ml of water. Steep tea leaves in hot water at temperature of 70-80 degrees Celsius for a minute. That is for the first and second brewing. For any further brewing increase steeping time and temperature of water.

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