Taiping Houkui 太平猴魁 - Green Tea
This ancient green tea originated in Tang dynasty in the former Taiping county, later renamed Huangshan city, in Anhui Province.
Its long leaves come from a peculiar cultivar called Shidashuzhong 柿大树种, of which pickers select only the young buds and first two leaves, that are pan-fried and hand-rolled into a thin and slender shape called 捏尖 niē jiān.
The new harvest has a surprising fruity aroma, with an intense floral aftertaste that refreshes the whole body. It can be brewed in a gaiwan, patiently waiting for the dry leaves to warm up and soften, falling delicately at the bottom of the teapot.
Otherwise, they can be infused directly in a long glass cup, sipping the clear and refreshing liquor while the leaves continue the infusion.
Origin: Houkeng village, Xinming district, Huangshan city, Anhui Province
Altitude: 709 m asl
Harvest: Spring 2022, Pre-rain 雨前
Format: 25 gr. Signature Package
Storage: the leaves can be stored in their original package or in ceramic vases. Avoid heat, light, and moisture.
Eastern BrewingQuantity: 1 gr. of tea every 30 ml of water
Brewing time: Begin with a 30-second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed.
Water temperature: 75-80°C
Number of brews: 4-5
Western BrewingQuantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing time: 3 minutes
Water temperature: 75-80°C
Cold BrewQuantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing: put the tea leaves in room temperature water and steep for 5-6 hours. Filter the liquor and drink within 24 hours.
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Questo tè verde va provato e goduto anche con la vista! Un sapore straordinario che ricorda le fresche giornate di primavera.
Hi Maria, we perfectly agree: few teas are so beautiful and charming, especially if we brew it leaving the full-leaf floating on a tall tumbler. Thank you for your warm review, we appreciate it so much!
Un piacere non solo per il palato, le foglie in infusione sono pura bellezza divenendo oggetto di meritata e degna contemplazione.