Premium Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea

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3 ratings
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Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Taiping Hou Kui
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Huangshan, Anhui, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Premium Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 17, 2018

Commercial Description

...Leaves of semi-hand Tai Ping Hou Kui are even in thickness, and have brighter color than Nonpareil Tai Ping Hou Kui. First crafted in 1915, it went on to win gold medal for best tea at the 1915 Panama World Expo. TeaVivre's TaiPing HouKui is an excellent example of this fantastic tea.

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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
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I was very surprised by the flavor of this tea. It reminds me of yellow tea in that it has a sweet flavor like corn and sweet peas. But, at the same time, it also has citrus notes — mostly lime, but some traces of lemon. I found it very refreshing. There was no bitterness and little to no astringency, even after several brewings.

The leaves are very large, so they didn't fit in my 4 oz gaiwan without breaking them in half. I didn't mind this and they still looked beautiful when brewing them. But, I think there would've been more of a show to watch if I had brewed them in a glass teapot or mug.

Keep this in mind when ordering this tea. It is delicious, but the presentation is also part of it. Some of the leaves in the sample I got were a little more than 10 cm/4 in long.

I would purchase this tea again, though I don't think it would be something I drink daily. I think it would be good on a summer day because the citrus notes are cooling, or in a summer evening because the sweet notes are just lightly warming. It doesn't feel like a tea I'd reach for in autumn or winter, though. It's too light.
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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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I thoroughly enjoyed this tea, all the way from the beautiful tea leaves to the aftertaste. I wanted to try Tai Ping Hou Kui due to its intriguing leaf shape. It is definitely something different, unique, and extremely interesting. I fully enjoyed watching the leaves steep as the softened into long leaves.

The aroma is light and sweet. It has a hint of grassiness, but nothing too strong. Everything about this tea is definitely well-rounded and warm.

The taste is very well-rounded. It has notes of vegetation, mostly fresh cut grass. There are also very very slight hints of flowers. At the same time, it has a buttery sweetness and lightness that pulls it all together. The lightness and warmth of the taste is by far the most defining factor. It is simply extremely well-rounded. No single taste stands out from the others. The aftertaste is extremely pleasing and sits very well in the mouth. There is no astringent aftertaste.

Overall an excellent tea that is fun to brew and very enjoyable in the mouth.
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Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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This tea is beautiful in appearance so it is not surprising that the aroma is also beautiful. It is very vegetal and slightly sweet. Once the leaves are brewed it is still very vegetal but also has a slight nuttiness.

The taste is smooth and the mouthfeel is buttery. it is vegetal and sweet with notes of sweetness and nuttiness, a delicious tea.


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