Taiping Hou KuiWikipedia: Hou_Kui_tea
Updated: Aug. 27, 2013
About Taiping Hou Kui
These long, flat leaves are 2-3 inches in length.
The leaves of this tea can be too long to brew in many traditional vessels for brewing tea, both Western (like a tea ball or basket infuser) or Chinese (like a gaiwan). To brew this tea, the leaf can be broken into pieces, or it can be steeped loose in a tall mug.
Although Taiping (太平) can be translated as peace and security, it also is the name of the county in which this tea originates. Interestingly, the first character alone, tai(太), means big, or extreme, a possible coincidence describing the unusually large leaves of this tea. The third character, hou(猴), meaning monkey, also is the first character of Hougang(猴岗/猴崗) and Houkeng(猴坑), two villages in the area that grows this tea.
The cultivar used to produce Taiping hou kui is called shi da cha(柿大茶), meaning big persimmon tea.
Best Taiping Hou Kui
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Examples of Taiping Hou Kui
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