Tai Ping Hou Kui

Tai Ping Hou Kui Tea

Tai Ping Hou Kui

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A delicate tea with buttery sweetness. A velvety-smooth taste that’s more pronounced than many other Chinese green teas. Large leaves are pressed to produce a uniquely-shaped tea leaf that is best served in a tall glass rather than a pot.

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Taiping Houkui 
Chinese Green Tea

Our Taiping Houkui is harvested from large-leaf tea plants on the slopes of the Huangshan Mountain range. Two leaves and a bud are plucked before being pressed and baked to produce a large, paper-thin tea leaf with a light and fresh flavour. This tea has very little astringency and a light, buttery sweetness that's a little more pronounced than many other Chinese green teas.


One of China's most prized teas


​Skilled harvesters choose only the finest two leaf and bud leaves, but process this tea without the traditional rolling.

After being straightened and heated, each leaf is hand-sorted, delicately twisted, laid on a mesh and pressed with a roller until flat. 

The leaves are roasted until dry and then given 24-48 hours to 'rest'. They are then individually laid over bamboo and roasted again to finish the tea.

The end result is a large, flat leaf with a mesh print and subtle red stems and veins.


Tai Ping Hou Kui Tea

Preparing Taiping Houkui

​This delicate tea is best infused with 3-5g of leaf at 80 degrees for about three minutes. Ideally served in a tall glass.

5 g Measure tea
80 °C Infuse at
3 min Infuse for

Gold Star Tea Quality


Our Taiping Houkui is one of our Gold Star teas and comes with a quality guarantee.

This is one of our favourite teas and we are confident you will adore it's sweet and floral essence.

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Quantity

50g, 100g, 250g

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