Yunnan Sourcing Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea Review

Today I am reviewing a 2021 Tai Ping Hou Kui green tea from Yunnan Sourcing.

Tea Specifications

Brand: Yunnan Sourcing
Tea: Tai Ping Hou Kui
Tea Varietal: Shidaye Cha
Vintage: April, 2021
Elevation: 300 Meters
Origin: Hou Gang village, Anhui, China


These are some beautiful Tai Ping Hou Kui tea leaves which certainly leave an impression upon the eyes.

They are long, with a lot of white tea fuzz and hydrate almost instantly upon contact with water.

If you’re looking to impress a guest, then this would be a lovely tea to present to them.

Amount of Tea: 4 Grams
Brewing Vessel: Ceramic Gaiwan
Type of Water: Bottled Water (Reverse Osmosis)
Steep Time: 30 Seconds – 30 Seconds – 30 Seconds

This tastes extremely green, with a lot of tree nut, umami and a bit of sweetness.

It certainly tastes a bit grassy, but it’s more reminiscent of spring dew and the tea has a bit of a cooling effect.

It becomes more floral in later steeps.

Very refreshing on the palette.

A lingering taste on the tongue, without much of the astringency which green tea is often known for.

Flavor notes: Green vegetation, cut grass, tree nuts, umami, fresh bamboo, and orchids, with a general sweetness.

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson is the founder and chief editor of the Professional Tea Taster.

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