Tai Ping Hou Kui is one of China's Ten Famous tea. This tea has won many awards, the most recent being the "King of Tea" award in China Tea Exhibition 2004. Our Tai Ping Hou Kui is from Hou Keng village, located at the foothill of Tai Ping county. In the same way that Xihu area is known to produce the best Long Jing, Hou Keng village is where the highest grade of Hou Kui is produced.
Monkey Chief, Monkey King, Monkey tea
The taste is wonderfully complex. The liquor has a lingering, sweet aftertaste with a hint of flowery overtones.
The tea leaves are fully hand-crafted and truly a sensational work of art. Huge and flat tea leaves with criss-cross pattern on them. The shape is like the tip of a spear and part of the stems are reddish in color.
Hou Keng Village (Tai Ping County), An Hui Province
What are the health benefits of Monkey Picked Green Tea?
Drinking Monkey King Green Tea and other Chinese green teas have significant beneficial effects on your skin. The antioxidant in green tea helps protect the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals, which cause wrinkling and skin aging. In addition, drinking green tea is an effective and organic way to cure acne. Studies find that green tea fights all the underlying causes of acne: inflammation, insulin resistance and hormones. Regular consumption of at least 3 cups of green tea per day will treat acne by improving insulin resistance, and reducing the levels of hormones.
How to steep Monkey Picked Green Tea?
To bring out the best flavor of the tea, the water for brewing Monkey King should be at 70- 80°C. Apply 3-4 g Monkey King tea leaves to an uncovered ceramic teapot, add 1/3 teapot of hot water and brew for two or three minutes. Monkey King Green Tea can generally be brewed for up to 3 times. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.
Which region of China is Monkey Picked Green Tea from?
Monkey King (in Chinese Tai Ping Hou Kui) is a native to the regions near Yellow Mountain in Anhui Province, an area which produces other famous variety of green teas, like Huang Shan Mao Feng and Legendary Liu An Melon Seed. The best Tai Ping Hou Kui is grown in the villages of Houkeng, Hougang and Yanjiachun at the foot of the Yellow Mountain, villages with a hundreds year long tradition for producing loose green teas.