8g in 350ml. Initially a smoky aroma which went away with the rinse, then it was a sweet grassy aroma. The tea was very light in color, and the flavor slighly sweet. As the tea cooled, more complex flavors appeared, but I couldn’t name them.
“8g in 350ml. Initially a smoky aroma which went away with the rinse, then it was a sweet grassy aroma. The tea was very light in color, and the flavor slighly sweet. As the tea cooled, more complex...” Read full tasting note
“4g 12 oz Light yellow steep. Dry Leaves are long and rolled just a bit. They a great shade of green. There is a almost pine smooky aroma to this. The tea does not seem to have much of a body. ...” Read full tasting note
Tai Ping Hou Kui is one of China’s Ten Famous tea. This tea has won many awards, the most recent being the “King of Tea” award in China Tea Exhibition 2004. Our Tai Ping Hou Kui is from Hou Keng village, located at the foothill of Tai Ping county. In the same way that Xihu area is known to produce the best Long Jing, Hou Keng village is where the highest grade of Hou Kui is produced.
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The taste is wonderfully complex. The liquor has a lingering, sweet aftertaste with a hint of flowery overtones.
The tea leaves are fully hand-crafted and truly a sensational work of art. Huge and flat tea leaves with criss-cross pattern on them. The shape is like the tip of a spear and part of the stems are reddish in color.
Hou Keng Village (Tai Ping County), An Hui Province
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