Tea Name: "Tai Ping Hou Kui" (Taiping Houkui / Kowkui).
Produced in Huangshan mountain, Anhui province. At first, the tea region was mainly Houkou, Hougang and Yanjia these three places in Taiping county ( now Huangshan district, a part of Huangshan city), so it got name of Taipin Houkui.
Picking: 2021 Year Early Spring.
Grade: A+++ Grade
Flat tea leaves are long and covered with multi silver hairs.
Orchid like aroma with freshness.
Clear tea water with brightness.
Mellow and sweet. Good Huigan (returning sweetness).
Recommended for daily drinking or improving tea experience.
Shelf Life: 18 months.
Recommendation of brewing water:
Mineral water or filtered tap water.
Temperature is near 90 Celsius and not lower than 85 Celsius. (Too hot like boiling water should be avoided. )
This tea has absolutely beautiful and huge leaves *. It's very flavourful, fresh, being quite fruity for a green tea. For a green tea, it is reasonably long-lasting with regards to the number of steepings. It's quite gentle, without tendency to go bitter, so even the later steepings are nice.
* making it in a gaiwan is a bit like putting spaghetti in a small pot - you have to wait until the submerged part softens and then you push the top of the leaves inside.
It is also very nice for a cold brew, putting leaves in a big glass, pouring cold water over it, leaving it in a fridge overnight.