The dry leaves are curly and thick. Dark green in color with slender red vein. Each piece contains one downy bud and two leaves.
The traditional hand-made process give this tea a pouring-persist characteristic. The aroma is fresh and elegant. The tea soup is pure and cool in taste. You could easily give it a longer re-steep without feeling any bitter at all.
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|Chinese Name||太平猴魁(tài píng hóu kuí )|
|Other Names||Monkey Chief, Monkey King, Monkey tea, Houkui|
|Growing Area||Lu Xi Keng Village, Taiping County, Anhui Province.|
|Harvest Period||Around Gu Yu, April 20th.|
|Processing Technique||Non-fermenting Tea, Kill Green(Deactivation)→Sorting and tidying tea strips→Desiccation(Baking)|
|Appearance||Two sides of the leaves embracing one hidden bud, gray-green color, rich fuzz.|
|Aroma||The aroma is fresh and elegant|
|Liquor||Verdurous, pure and cool.|
|Tasting Notes||The traditional hand-made process give this tea a pouring-persist characteristic. The aroma is fresh and elegant. The tea soup is pure and cool in taste. You could easily give it a longer re-steep without feeling any bitter at all.|
|Teaware||Glass Pot, Glass(Tumbler), Porcelain Cup|
|Steeping Instructions||1. Wash and warm-up a 100-150ml glass cup and 5-8g tea. 2. Vertically place the long leaves into the cup with the leaf root down to the bottom of the cup. 3. Tilting the glass into a 45 degree angle. 4. Pour the hot water into the tilted glass along it|
|Storage||Seal tightly, store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and odour.|
|Country of Manufacture||China|
|Packing & Weight||50g~500g/bag. Default packing with aluminium coated kraft paper bag.|
all in all a very enjoyable tea to drink in any time of the day! Review by Andreas
The Nie jian#2 is excellent, waaa, "OK" that was a lovely green tea, realy refreshing an excellent taste, of grassiness and yet soft and playful in your mouth, very calming and yet intensify , its a really worth buying tea i liked it a lot tried it 2-3 times until now of course not to the last brew, but the taste becomes calmer as your mouth gets used to the first brewing, all in all a very enjoyable tea to drink in any time of the day! (Posted on 12/10/2015)
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