King of Tea --- Tai Ping Hou Kui
Tai Ping Hou Kui is grown in the western reaches of Huang Shan’s mountain range in three villages in the Tai Ping prefecture: Hou Keng, Hou Gan, Yan Jia. These villages surround a large lake that is kept full with a dam and sits at an altitude of 700M above sea level. Here there is big difference in temperature between day and night, a condition that is said to make a special flavor in tea. Humidity and fog from the lake create ideal moisture and shade for tea plants, and the area’s soil is dark and mineral rich..,
TaiPing HouKui has been produced since the beginning of the 20th century and is produced around the small village of Hou Keng (猴坑). It won the "King of Tea" award in China Tea Exhibition 2004 and is China Famous Tea.It is renowned for its "two knives and one pole": two straight leaves clasping the enormous bud with white hairs.
The Original Production Areas of Tai Ping Hou Kui Tea