Tai Ping Hou Kui | Monkey Picked Green Tea

TASTING NOTES: unripened wild strawberry, orchid, fresh-cut wheatgrass
The long, flat, and straight dry leaves become larger when brewed, almost like flower petals dancing in the cup. This Tai Ping Hou Kui has a mellow aroma reminiscent of orchids, making it a very soothing green tea without any bitterness.
Perfect if you are just starting out your green tea journey. 

Tai Ping tea is harvested during the mid-April first flush from an age-old tea plantation nestled around 300 meters above sea level and undergoes a meticulous crafting process. Initially, it is hand-fried in a wok, a method known as kill-green, for several minutes. Following this, it is meticulously roasted in a four-drawer system, gradually decreasing the temperature to achieve optimal flavor development. This roasting process takes approximately an hour. Once roasted, the leaves are delicately spread out on a smooth surface, either paper or fabric, and pressed by hand using traditional wooden blocks. Subsequently, the tea undergoes a final low-temperature roasting to reduce moisture content, facilitating sealed storage to preserve its unique qualities and prolong its shelf life.

Its flavor profile, fresh and sweet, guarantees a satisfying experience, yielding three to five delightful infusions.

Tea Province

Tea Region

Harvest Year

Tea Season


Huang Mountain (1864m)



Yishan Tea Garden
📍Houkeng, Huang Mountain, China

Tasting notes

orchid flowers

orchid, fresh-cut wheatgrass, sweet almond

almond, pine seed


Tea amount

Water amount

Steeping time

80 °C

5 gram


20 sec (add 5 sec per steep for at least 3 steeps)


Tea amount

Water amount

Steeping time

80 °C

3 gram


60 sec

As the leaves are large, Tai Ping customarily was brewed in a tall glass to enjoy not only its luxurious taste but also its standalone beauty. Put the leaves vertically, pour the water around and from the sides.

Du'sha tea jars

This chic and modern violet glass jar is perfect for tea storage and wonderfully sustainable. The glass is specially treated to protect natural products like herbs, spices, and tea from harmful sunlight, heat, and humidity. You can wash it by hand or in the dishwasher and reuse it indefinitely.

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