Taiping Hou Kui, Loose-Leaf Green Tea with Very Long Leaves in album tea

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Loose-leaf green tea with very long, flat leaves

Aug 20th, 2013, by Alex Zorach

This photo shows a batch of Taiping Hou Kui of unknown origin. Taiping Hou Kui is a peculiar type of Chinese green tea with very long leaves...these leaves were about 2-3 inches in length. The flavor of this tea is as interesting as the appearance of the dry leaf. This one was much better than the previous sample I tried, which was from Upton Tea Imports.

Thank you to Evan Draper of Pluck Tea for this one.