Taiping Houkui -   - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Taiping Houkui - Loose 1 oz. Bag - Harney & Sons Fine Teas

Taiping Houkui

Sale price$ 13.00
Packaging Type:Loose
Unit:1 oz. Bag
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A hand-rolled style of one of China's best green teas. This spring, we visited the lakeside village that makes this special tea. It was great to see the ladies hand-roll the large leaves before they were flattened out in a press. Most Taiping Houkui is now made by machine, so it is nice to have this hand-rolled traditional green tea.

Please note: There is only one ounce per unit. We put it in a large bag to make sure the large leaves remain full.

Directions: Please put 2-3 grams (10–15 large leaves) in a heat-resistant glass or teapot, add 175º hot water, and steep for 3–4 minutes.


Green tea.

Mike's Rating

1 Briskness
2 Body
1 Aroma
 Details: A hand-rolled style of one of China's best green teas.
 Dry Leaves: Large, vibrant green leaves that have been pressed flat.
 Liquor: Pale lima bean green.
 Aroma: Honey and sweet floral notes of violets, undertones of wet hay, and steamed green beans.
 Flavors: Steamed green beans, with a touch of lemon to clarify the flavors.
 Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
 Body: Light-bodied
 Brewing Time: 3 minutes
 Brewing Temp: 175º