Taiping Houkui Green Tea, $23.99/2oz

You can order a 10 gr. sample in the pull-down menu below!

$5 FLAT-RATE DOMESTIC SHIPPING for all the tea and tea ware you want!  More shipping details are HERE.

There are several interesting things about this tea...  Number one the leaves are pressed flatly to the point of being almost paper thin!  I really like watching the leaves soften up in the translucent hot water as it gradually takes on the color of a nice green tea. 

Also, it's made with a rare tea plant cultivar named Shi Da Cha which is only grown in Anhui province - a huge leaf by comparison but somehow pulls off a nice delicate taste I really like.    

Another point is that almost all of this tea is grown on the opposite side of the mountain shielded from the rays of the sun making this a naturally shaded tea something like a premium matcha that is purposefully shaded. 

This is one of the few teas we carry that is not Face to Farmer™ but it's so unique and interesting I would like to offer it to our customers via a long-time friend of mine close to this source.   

Brewing: This tea is an uncommon shape so don't brew it in a gongfu teapot, put it in a tall glass and drink it grampa style.  Boiling water is ok with this one and let it sit for a few minutes.  Try 3gr to a cup and go from there. 

Elevation: 700M

Location: Taiping Lake at the foot of Huang Shan Mountain in Taiping County, Anhui Provice, China

Spring 2018 crop