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Alex Zorach

(1274 reviews)
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ZG57: Tai Ping Hou Kui from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Taiping Hou Kui – Region: China

47 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Mar. 10th, 2012

This is the first example of Tai Ping Hou Kui that I've sampled, so I didn't really know what to expect. I was disappointed.

This tea was slow to infuse. I wish I had had more of the sample to experiment with; I only had enough for two western-style brewings, both of which I steeped twice, using Upton's 3-minute r...

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Sir William of the Leaf

(10 reviews)
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2010 Spring Handmade Imperial Tai Ping Hou Kui from JK Tea Shop

Style: Taiping Hou Kui – Region: Anhui, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
Aug. 16th, 2010

This is a quality green tea! The leaves are made with just two leaves, no bud, and so the bitterness is kept to a minimum. The tea can be as light or as heavy as one would want it depending on brewing style, and either way it is delicious. The flavor could be a bit stronger (for my tastes) but I think lovers of good gr...

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