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