Taiping Houkui Traditional, green tea of shidaye cultivar
Small batch charcoal baked
For those more demanding connoisseurs who want to enjoy the beautiful and unique appearance of Taiping Houkui, this supreme traditional quality delivers the most enjoyable taste profile of this variety. Produced from a unique cultivar — Shidaye, Houkui is a green tea many times the size of any other. It is also different in taste. Much lighter in astringency and not bitter at all, yet substantially velvety in tactility, when infused properly. Tea Hong’s Taiping Houkui Traditional is masterfully hand processed from only the best first flush in the origin and optimally baked to manifest the tea’s complex lightness and floral characters using a wood-charcoal made by the tea master himself. «Read more»
Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in wide Kraft-alu pack
Sweet, herbaceous and fresh aroma with a floral tone. Hints of apricot on a light undertone of baked mung bean. Smooth, velvety body that is slightly sweet hinting dried apricot and jujube balanced with a umami in the character of baked seaweed. Sweet, lingering aftertaste at the top of the throat.
The best way to prepare this tea visually is the polarised temperature (ice-fire) technique. Put 3~4 small ice cubes on the bottom of a tall glass chahai and then 2 grams of tealeaves to each 100 ml of the glass capacity. Pour in boiling water quite slowly and then cover for at least 6 minutes. Decant into a cup or another glass. A quenching,, delicious glass of green tea is ready to serve. Because the tea is very low in astringency and not bitter, you can also infuse it at well over 90°C for as long as amply creating the velvety viscosity and optimised floral and herbal note. It is a very easy tea to experiment all variables with.
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