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

Taiping Houkui

16 reviews
Sale price$ 16.00
Packaging Type:Loose
Unit:1 oz. Bag
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A hand rolled style of one of China's best green tea. 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 this hand rolled traditional green tea. 

Ingredients: 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 to 4 minutes. 

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