Anhui Tai Ping Hou Kui Monkey King China Green Tea Taiping Houkui Loose Tea 250g Monkey Chief Tea
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Name: Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea/Premium Handmade Green Tea
1unit : 250g
Safe & Gift Package of 1 unit : about 1 kg
Taiping Hou Kui tea is grown at the foot of Huangshan (黄山) in Taiping County, Anhui. The tea has been produced since the beginning of the 20th century and is produced around the small village of Hou Keng (猴坑). It won the "King of Tea" award in China Tea Exhibition 2004 and is China Famous Tea.
It is renowned for its "two knives and one pole": two straight leaves clasping the enormous bud with white hairs. The oven-made leaves are deep green in color with red veins underneath.
The tea shoots can be as long as 15 centimetres. They are plucked from the Shi Da Cha, a large leaf-variety found only in Anhui Province.The tea has an orchid fragrance. The first infusion is said to be aromatic, second full bodied, 3rd and 4th pleasantly scented. It is famous for the Monkey Rhyme (Hou Yun), a sweet aftertaste that can be found only in the best of Tai Ping Hou Kui tea.
Picking：Harvesting takes place once a year in Spring - for just 2 weeks.Picking starts when 20% of the tea shoots acquires one bud with 3 slightly unfurled leaves. Traditionally, this takes place around 20 April to 5 May. But climate changes have shifted the season forward.After picking, the tea shoots are made by hand in the same day.
Lianjian breaks off the top end of the tea shoots for further processing. A high grade can be 15 centimetres long, which is then baked to about 5 centimetres.
Shaqing applies low heat to a large wok to kill the enzymes and halt the fermentation process. The process lasts 2 to 3 minutes. The wok has a relatively constant temperature at around 110 degree Celsius.
Maohong, erhong and tuolaohong oven and press the leaves so that they are straight, flat and clasping the buds. Temperature reduces from 100 to 60 degree Celsius.
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