Monkey King, Taiping Houkui - Green Tea

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Monkey King is harvested near the base of the legendary Huang Mountains in Anhui Province. Its exceptionally long leaves are formed entirely by hand and well noted for its sword-like appearance. A toasty, roasted aroma of fresh seaweed is coupled with a long-lasting vegetal flavor of sweet orchids…

Notes: orchid, seaweed

Infusion: 170ºF / 77ºC for 30 seconds

Origin: Taiping, Huangshan, Anhui Province, China

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This is a sample provided by Brett, & although I don’t really have much to say for it right now, I don’t have anything to say against it. The truth is, I think I under leafed, so its just not all that exciting, however, its me, not the tea. I happen to enjoy this one, in part because it is probably the most beautiful presentation of all green teas, with its long flat buds. Absolutely beautiful, both dry & wet.

I went ahead & added the rest of the sample to my test tube steeper, & now its much better! Sweet & crisp, like a salad of greens & pear. I taste lightly roasted pepitas too.


Taiping Houkui needs a lot of leaves because of the way it’s processed. It’s so easy to underleaf. I always seem to underleaf this unless I weigh the leaves.

Terri HarpLady

I also have this same tea from Teavivre, & yeah, its one I definitely should weigh


I just like to look at it sometimes… beautiful leaves huh? I agree though, not nearly enough potency for a lot of folks

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