Tea Name: "Tai Ping Hou Kui - Shou Gong" (Taiping Houkui / Kowkui - Handmade).
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: 2022 Year Early Spring.
Grade: A+++++ Grade
Long and thin tea leaves are processed by bare hands. Solid like paper Compare to machine processed tea leave, this tea leaves is darker on greenness.
Aroma with heaviness.
Clean tea liquor with brightness.
Orchid like floral fragrance. Natural and elegant.
Sweet and pure on taste. ("pure" is contributed by my daughter)
Refreshing and varied in whole mouth.
Aftertaste stays long and enjoyable.
Well recommended for 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. )
Tips for brewing Hou Kui.
1. Put tea leaves (around 5 grams are enough) into cup like the kind we show in photo. You can also wash the cup using hot water to make the cup warm before putting tea in.
2. Pour hot water slowly into the cup along with the cup wall till the water rise to around 2cm high.
3. After the root of the tea leaves absorb some water, then pour hot water again like first time slowly till the water as high as the tea leaves.
4. After the whole tea leaves absorb enough water, then pure water 3rd time till 80% of whole cup.
Then please enjoy your tea.