Taiping Hou Kui

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Updated: Jul. 19, 2017 

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About Taiping Hou Kui

Long, flat, dried green tea leaves with a ruler, one leaf measuring about 2.5 inchesThe leaves of this tea are among the longest of any loose-leaf teas, 2-3 inches in length.
Taiping hou kui(太平猴魁), sometimes referred to just as hou kui or as hou kui tea, is a type of Chinese green tea originating in Taiping county of Anhui province, consisting of enormous, long, flat leaves. The leaves often reach several inches in length. The name is sometimes translated peaceful monkey king or peaceful monkey leader, but there is a bit more in the name of this tea.

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

The notion of the "best" Taiping Hou Kui is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

Picture of Premium Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea

Premium Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
94
3 Ratings
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ZG57: Tai Ping Hou Kui

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of 2010 Spring Handmade Imperial Tai Ping Hou Kui

2010 Spring Handmade Imperial Tai Ping Hou Kui

Brand:JK Tea Shop
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Teas

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Premium Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
94
3 Ratings

Examples of Taiping Hou Kui

The following are examples of the 11 selections of Taiping Hou Kui in our database.

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ZG57: Tai Ping Hou Kui

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea

Brand:Teavana
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
Picture of Green Monkey King (Tai Ping Hou Kui)

Green Monkey King (Tai Ping Hou Kui)

Brand:Silk Road Teas
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose

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