Monkey Picked Green Tea - Tai Ping Hou Kui

Possibly China’s most luxurious gift tea. The monkey picked tea (tai ping hou kui in Chinese) won the 2004 King of Tea award. The long, flat, and straight dry leaves become larger when brewed, almost like flower petals dancing in the cup. The Monkey King has a mellow aroma reminiscent of orchids, making it a very soothing tea. In 2007, Chinese president Hu Jintao presented this tea as a gift to President Vladimir Putin. Mellow, soothing and rejuvenating.

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In the below video you can enjoy the beauty of the leaves of this green tea and learn how to easily steep it in a transparent glass.

Health Benefits

Tai Ping Hou Kui, also known as Monkey King Green Tea, is very healthy for your skin. The antioxidant in green tea helps protect the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals, which cause wrinkling and skin aging. In addition, drinking green tea is an effective and organic way to cure acne. Studies find that green tea fights all the underlying causes of acne: inflammation, insulin resistance and hormones. Regular consumption of at least 3 cups of green tea per day will treat acne by improving insulin resistance, and reducing the levels of hormones.

How to steep Monkey Picked Green Tea?

To bring out the best flavour, the water for brewing Monkey King should be at 70- 80°C. Apply 3-4 g Monkey King tea leaves to an uncovered ceramic teapot, add 1/3 teapot of hot water and brew for two or three minutes.  Monkey King Green Tea can generally be brewed for up to 3 times. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.

Which region of China is Monkey Picked Green Tea from?

Monkey King (in Chinese Tai Ping Hou Kui) is a native to the regions near Yellow Mountain in Anhui Province, an area which produces other famous variety of green teas, like Huang Shan Mao Feng and Legendary Liu An Melon Seed. The best Tai Ping Hou Kui is grown in the villages of Houkeng, Hougang and Yanjiachun at the foot of the Yellow Mountain, villages with a hundreds year long tradition for producing loose green teas.

Additional Info
Additional Info
Steeping time 3 min
Steeping temperature 80 °C - 175 °F
Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot 2-5 gram
Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz) 1.5 tbsp
Tea Year 2018
Tea Season Spring
Tea Caffeine Content medium
Tea Region Huang Mountain
Tea Province Anhui
Gluten-free yes
Tea in Chinese 太平猴魁
Customer Reviews (2)
Fragrant and pretty
I love the flat green leaves of this tea, and they smell beautiful.

Brewed, this tea is among the most soothing that I have ever tried.

This is the perfect tea to give as a gift, sure to please and impress.
Review by Fatima (Posted on 10/25/2013)
Delightful smooth Oolong
The delicate floral scent really came through in the cup with a slightly sweet taste to it. Overall it is a really lovely perfect Oolong, definitely one of my favorites!
Review by Kaylah C. (Posted on 3/17/2013)
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