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Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea

Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea

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Tai Ping Hou Kui, also known as Monkey King tea, is perhaps the most beautiful green tea of China. Indulge your taste buds with a sweet and Spring fresh aroma, followed by an after taste of warm chestnuts and subtle umami of seaweed.

This tea originates from the Hou Keng village in the mountainous region of Huang Shan of Anhui province. With its complex layers of flavors and peculiar aesthetic charm, Tai Ping Hou Kui is sure to fill you with joy every time you take an indulgent sip. No wonder this fine Chinese green tea was once reserved for the imperial court.

Origin

  • Brand: Teasenz
  • Year: 2023
  • Season: Spring
  • Origin: Hou Keng, Huangshan, Anhui
  • Type: green tea

How to Steep

Western method

Infuse 3 grams of tea with 500ml water at a temperature of 80ºC and steep for 1 minute. For a second steep increase the steeping time by 30 seconds.

Traditional method

Infuse 5 grams of tea with 100ml water at 80ºC and steep for 20 seconds. Increase the steeping time by 5 seconds for every next steep.

Cold-brewing

For cold-brewing you may use a bottle, jug, teapot or any brewing vessel that has a lid. Use 10 grams of tea per 500ml of cold water. Cover the brewing vessel with a lid, and store in the fridge for 6 hours.

Shipping, Returns & Payment Methods

Delivery time: 1-10 day EU delivery. For estimates per country, please visit the shipping info page at the bottom of our website.

Custom taxes?: because we ship from our EU warehouse, you will NOT be charged tax upon delivery if you're based in the EU. All taxes are already included in our prices.

Free shipping: available for orders over €80 for EU & UK and over €100 for other countries.

Returns: orders can be returned for a refund within 30 days. Products should returned in unopened, unused condition.

Payment methods: we accept Credit Cards, PayPal, iDeal, Bancontact, Sofort banking, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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Our design work is inspired by the artwork “Along the River During the Qingming Festival” by the Zhang Zeduan in the Song Dynasty. Instead of displaying the daily lives of people in the capital of China (as the original artwork), we display the tea making process of farmers through the same bird’s eye perspective.

When examining our packaging design in detail, tea enthusiasts will observe the tea making process, featuring tea farmers picking, drying, rolling, and frying tea leaves. The tea is then tasted in a pavilion and transported by horses along the ‘ancient tea road’.

Together, the traditional Chinese landscape and tea making theme, symbolise heritage, tradition, and respect for hard work of tea farmers.