Tai Ping Hou Kui is breathtaking to behold; it has huge, flat, bright green uniform leaves that are highly aromatic. It is one of China's Ten Famous Teas, grown in Tai Ping County at the foot of Mount Yellow. AAA graded, our Tai Ping Hou Kui is harvested each spring on Gu Yu day, the traditional harvesting day for Tai Ping Hou Kui. Only the absolute highest graded leaves that exceed 15cm in length each are picked in uniformly identical sizes, before being bound together with cotton into signature bundles. The specific production methods produce a high-grade tea with very few broken leaves and good uniformity, the appearance of this Tai Ping Hou Kui is as unmistakable as its taste.
Freshness is the first thing that strikes the drinker of Tai Ping Hou Kui, when steeped the leaves literally look freshly picked. Its flavor is deep yet fresh, it is fine, floral, and grassy with good purity. An elegant, complex, sweet aftertaste lingers after sipping, which builds with repeated steeping. Subsequent infusions introduce the delicate, long orchid touch of the tea and floral fresh flavor remains long after finishing the cup.