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#3 Taiping Hou Kui-Bu Jian A Tea - The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company

#3 Taiping Hou Kui-Bu Jian A Tea

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Taiping Hou kui has been selected as one of the Top Ten Teas in China.

Its leaf measures up to 60 mm; it is the largest sized leaf tea among the famous green teas. But surprisingly its size does not affect its delicate orchid fragrance with a mellow taste which lasts up to four brewing. In a glass, the leaf gracefully sways in the water which is described as the 'Phoenix dances'.


In harvesting, every single twig which contains one bud and 3-4 leaves is plucked from tea tree. Subsequently it is meticulously re-plucked again at factory, where only one bud and two leaves remains, and other leaves are removed. This is the expertise and effort of the grower to preserve the tea leaves to ensure it stays in good shape until it is sent for processing.
Unlike most the green teas, Taiping Hou kui does not undergo any rolling process. It is dried at once using a series of bamboo baskets heated at various temperatures. Inactivation of enzymes as well as enhancement of flavour takes place during these unique processes. This heating in baskets keeps its very traditional shape and characterists.

It has been used as one of the gift teas for diplomatic missions to China because of its quality and rarity.


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