No. 135 - Premium Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea
Tai Ping Hou Kui green tea was first developed around 1900 by a farmer by the name of Wang Kuicheng in the village of Hougang in TaiPin county, Anhui province. Due to its quality and taste it was soon ranked as one of the best teas in the area and was given the name of Tai Ping Hou Kui – naming it both after the farmer and the village where it originated.
Later in 1912 a tea merchant by the name of Liu Jingzhi from Taiping county purchased several of the unique tea bushes used to produce the tea and then sent them to the Nanjing Fair where they were put on display by the Ministry of Agriculture. At that fair the tea was given an award for best tea. A few years later, in 1915, the tea won gold medal for teas at the Panama World Expo, and since that time has always been regarded as one of the best and most unique Chinese teas.
Hou Keng: The Origin Place of Tai Ping Hou Kui
Hou Keng locates in Xinming Village in Huangshan City, Anhui Province, which is in the northwest in Huangshan District. Hou Keng is the center producing area of Tai Ping Hou Kui. In the end of 2008, the village has totally 11200 hectares forests and 533 hectares tea gardens on the basis of a total area of 14100 hectares.
Shidacha Tea Tree: The Tree Specie of Tai Ping Hou Kui
Shidacha tea tree, scientifically named as C.sinensis, is also called Shiyecha tea tree. It belongs to seedling family, bush, large leaf specie. It originates in Xinming Village in Huangshan City, Anhui Province. The kind of one bud and three leaves shape mainly sprouts in the end of April in medium output. Spring tea leaves are in one bud and two leaves shape, containing 3.6% amino acid, 23.8% tea polyphenol, 13.6% catechinic acid and 4% caffeine. It is usually made into green tea.
Brief Health Info
Just like all green teas, our Tai Ping Hou Kui has high levels of antioxidants that reputedly help reduce the incidence of cancer, promote good skin tone and help reduce the affects of aging. Also containing vitamin C, fluoride and calcium, Tai Ping Hou Kui also promotes healthy teeth and bones.
|Shelf Life||10 Years|
|Packed||United States of America|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Amount)||8.45 fl oz / 250 ml|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Temp)||185 F / 85 C|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Amount)||3 g|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Time)||3 Minutes, repeat until flavor is exhausted|
|Western Method (Water Amount)||8.45 fl oz / 250 ml|
|Western Method (Water Temp)||185 F / 85 C|
|Western Method (Amount)||1-2 Tablespoons|
|Western Method (Time)||Leave until flavor is exhausted|