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Tai Ping Hou Kui
At first glance, Tai Ping Hou Kui tea stands out. The tea comes from a special variety of the tea bush (camellia sinensis) that produces long leaves. The processed tea leaves are long and thin and can be up to 15cm in length. The tea is one of "China’s Ten Most Famous Teas" and its name translated is "Great Peace Monkey King". The tea is grown near Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), in Anhui Province. The mountain is the highest mountain in Eastern China and is one of the most spectacular places on earth.
The taste is wonderfully complex. It creates smoothness in the mouth and taste nutty at the first sip, however the sweetness of this tea slowly reveals itself as you continue to drink it. The liquor also has a lingering, sweet aftertaste with a hint of flowery overtones.
For the sake of aesthetics make it a point to brew the tea in either a glass or glass teapot. Poor water between 80-95 degrees and let steep until the tea has brewed.
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