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    Cha Wang Tai Ping Hou Kui
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    Cha Wang Tai Ping Hou Kui
    (rating: 4.7 out of 5)
    Cha Wang Tai Ping Hou Kui
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    Tea was delayed due to unknown shipping complications and came a rather long time after I ordered it (I suspect this may be due to Chinas COVID situation). The tea itself was sweet without the hint of bitterness I normally get with my first steeping. The flavor was fruity, sweet, grassy. However, I was only able to get about 4 steepings of this tea before the flavor became diluted. Upon examining the leaves I noticed that they have grid marks from being pressed. I suspect some of the juice was pressed out of the leaf during processing. Many of the leaves whole and unbroken, but a lot of them did have stems still connected to them. Overall, I believe this tea was worth the price and I will buy again at some point.

    Romee (4/29/2022)
    This was delicious and really impressed my friends from China who know the region

    Damien (8/8/2019)
    This years harvest is great!I love the form of the leaves and the taste.. ideal brewing temp was 190F.

    Damien (5/26/2018)
    This is my second favorite tea from TeaSpring - and it always pleases me. I prefer Cha Wang because it is like a reserve wine ... only the best goes into it.

    Braden (5/20/2018)
    What an enigmatic and intricate tea. If you have never tried Tai Ping Hou Kui before, the very first bag you open will amaze you. The leaves are absolutely beautiful. The smell is wonderful. This tea is phenomenal. I am amazed at how subtle yet complex the floral aftertaste is. It takes 5-10 minutes to build, and is balanced with sweetness and a hint of astringency. A must-try if you are seeking an enlightening experience.

    Nik (5/15/2015)
    Beautiful fragrant tea leaves. Highly aromatic. A very sweet and tasty tea.

    Pawel (2/6/2015)
    a very good tea. long, beautiful leaves. pricey though

    Shehzad (7/17/2014)
    Last years batch was better but nevertheless, this is a good quality tea from

    Chang (2/18/2014)
    A long time drinker of Lion Xi Long Jin, I eagerly tasted my first delivery of Cha Wang Tai Ping Hou Kui on 12/9/13. In no way was it as flavorful as the Lion Xi Long Jin.

    Omer (12/9/2013)
    First time brewing this fine tea. The leaves are large/long and beautiful when brewing. For my personal taste it only takes perhaps 5-7 long leaves to brew this tea to my taste. It is a sweet tasting tea and easy to get consistent brewing flavor and a lingering after taste. Well worth the money although the flavor is not as complex as Long Jing when brewed correctly. I will be buying this fine tea again.

    raymond (8/9/2013)
    tea taste good .. resistant and soft as all green .. brewed quickly does not waste time .. tea .. like a refreshing and energizing

    Boris (3/18/2013)
    This is an excellent tea. I prefer my teas to have a stronger flavour but I would recommend this tea to those who prefer a very high quality, subtle and complex green tea.

    Noah (2/20/2013)
    This is a very interesting and subtle tea, very unlike anything Ive ever tried. Quite mysterious! Not as grassy or fresh or sweet as early spring green teas... much more dark mature taste. Im not sure what I mean by that. Excellent, but for beginners I recommend xi hu long jing or dong ting bi luo chun.

    Matthew (12/4/2012)
    Always an excellent tea from Teaspring. Been getting this for years

    Chang (11/6/2012)
    It doesnt seem as strong as the last time i tried this 2010 or 2011. However i have just been drinking the red tin LAGP which IMO is quite a strong green. The tea itself is excellent quality and the flavour is just as i remember it. Still not sure which is my fave Teaspring green; its definitely between this, red tin LUGP or the dong ting bi luo chun. Interesting point to note, this tea comes double wrapped, and is in its original bagging (50grams) wonder if larger quantities are also like this?

    Dorian (8/20/2012)
    The best Tai PIng Hou Kui weve ever had: very elegant, long aftertaste

    andreina (6/2/2012)
    The last stock from 2011 harvest. The leaves not uniform in size & color (amy broken leaves). The taste still good, at least until third infusion

    Susany (1/15/2012)
    The last stock from 2011 harvest. The leaves not uniform in size & color (amy broken leaves). The taste still good, at least until third infusion

    Susany (1/15/2012)
    my favorite green tea with high cost. but when i bought in 200grams pack, there are much more broken leaves. a little disappointed.

    Susany (12/7/2011)
    my favorite green tea with high cost. but when i bought in 200grams pack, there are much more broken leaves. a little disappointed.

    Susany (12/7/2011)
    still excellent freshly aromatic tea, my favorite. but the price is to expensive.

    Susany (8/8/2011)
    Always one of my favourite year on year. Comes in the usual large leaf and extremely fresh. It gives off a very fresh fragrance which is reflected in the taste.

    Chang (7/11/2011)
    This full body green tea has a subtle aroma and lingers with sweet aftertaste. Seller was very thoughtful on the elongated packaging to not damage the tea leaves.

    Yi (6/15/2011)
    This type of Tea Get bitter very quickly, it is okay i rate this 3 stars.

    Kim (6/11/2011)
    So far my favorite day-to-day green tea. Great in taste and a unique look of the leaves - a special experience!

    Bjrn (5/22/2011)
    This is one of the better TPHKs Ive tried. Subtle and smooth, but with a decadent satisfying aftertaste. Good stuff.

    Piradej (1/28/2011)
    Everytime I drink this tea i think i love it just that little more. Of all the greens I have ever had this is definitely in my top 2, the other being Teasprings CW Lu An Guar Pian (red tin version) Cant wait for next years harvest

    Dorian (12/7/2010)
    One of the best teas i have tasted it is my favorite green Tea. The tast is similer to a cup of vegetable Broth The leaves are like no other green tea i have seen All in All a Beuatiful Tea.

    rex (10/29/2010)
    Big beautiful leaves. Lovely taste and a sweet aftertaste. Probably my best green tea yet.

    Terje (10/18/2010)
    I recently asked Daniel if he could delete my review for this tea because i feel i have learnt much since the initial review and wanted to reflect that. My first review treated this tea as i do with most f my greens, standard pot brewing technique. The other day my beloved glass 250ml teapot fell for the hundredth time, only this time it didnt survive. I decided i would have to use the glass method for brewing and a straw if you please! Ive often tried this method with mixed result, a lot of the time i end up thinking its a waste of tea because find it gets far too strong however quickly i try and drink it. I took 2.8 g of tea and added it to a 250 ml, heated the water to my standard 60c ( really is the best temp for green IMO) To say this was successful was an understatement, I think this tea my possibly be the best candidate for traditional glss method tea brewing. Cant recommend this delicious tea enough.

    Dorian (10/8/2010)
    HOW does one measure a teaspoon or a tablespoon of these huge leaves. There must be another way to measure how much leaf to place in the pot. I still havent brewed this yet up to my personal standards.

    Dave (9/9/2010)
    Another good batch from Teaspring. Much larger leaves than last years leaves, it seems to be much fresher this year. A good bargain.

    Chang (8/9/2010)
    I never had this tea before and when I received it I opened it immediately and really surprised how big the leafs were. My favorite was the refreshing and sweet aftertaste.

    Tony (7/8/2010)
    The tea leaves are huge! This is very delicious. Mildly sweet and has a nice flavor. Very very good tea.

    Travis (6/14/2010)
    One of the best green teas. It is well balanced (between weak and strong) and smooth. A very pleasant tasting tea.

    Mary (5/7/2010)
    very light, fresh, strong aroma until fourth brewed. I can taste the spring and fresh air when it came slowly through my mouth.... great big tea leaves makes authentic taste... perfect tea for special occasion... My best favorite greentea

    Susany (3/25/2010)
    Another good batch from Teaspring. Much larger leaves than last years leaves, it seems to be much fresher this year. A good bargain.

    Chang (11/9/2009)
    Very good example of this type of tea, intact leaf structure, great taste and an aftertaste worthy of the finest oolongs, great "monkey rhyme", so far the best price vs quality TPHK. Try it and you wont be dissapointed, remember to brew 3 grams to 200 ml, pour hot water, fish eye, from as high as possible, only to 1/4 th the gaiwans capacity, only 50 ml, and wait 1 minute and fill it up, do not cover, wait 3 minutes, and always leaves 1/4 th of the water in the gaiwan for the root of the tea, many people brew chinese green tea in a wrong way and do not experience the magic.

    Nagy (10/25/2009)
    I ordered this tea in the spring, right after it became available on Teaspring website, and enjoyed it immensely. Ive now ordered the tea again, six month later. Id like to see if this tea has kept its appearance, flavor, and aroma just like when it was fresh and will do a comparison shortly.

    Vuong (10/14/2009)
    Wonderfully subtle taste, perfect tea for special occasions.

    David (10/4/2009)
    well, its my first cha wang tea, so its difficult to copare with.. but i would say its exellent.leaves are great and intact, the taste is original and long lasting. thanks!

    paulius (9/1/2009)
    The taste was ok, seems like this years offering is a bit on the downside, a lot of broken leaf.

    Daniel (8/26/2009)
    I have to say that this particular tea is in my top 3 best teas I have ever had. When we tried it we were astonished by a very noticeable taste of pineapple with a slight overtone of melon. Very sweet. I brewed it using a glass pitcher with a water temp of about 80 degrees.

    Ben (7/16/2009)
    Beautiful fresh large bright green artisanal leaves. The taste is smooth and full. The color is a gentle greenish-yellow. The taste is refreshingly clean but also very deep. No bitterness or harshness to the brew. Can be infused multiple times and not finicky about steeping time or water temperature. Highly recommended!

    Kei (6/30/2009)
    Very impressive green leaves (some are 9cm long). I only bought 25g of it but I am quite sure to reorder some.

    Olivier (6/27/2009)
    this is my favorite green tea, really excellent. the leaves are extremely long, the aroma is very fresh and sweet. the infusion is very floral sweet and delicate. very recomendable tea, it will surprise you.

    Sergio (6/2/2009)
    Very difficult tea to taste, after you get used to it you dont really know what it is, you just know that its good and you want more.

    Brenton (5/14/2009)
    Im not satisfied by this tea, but probably I was not able to brew it correctly... bytheway its flawor is truly particular, it resamble marine algae!!!

    marco (4/4/2009)
    I love the leaves of this tea you really get a feel of the origen of this tea it taste great.

    Robert (2/22/2009)
    Excellent!!! Very light and refreshing. A wonderful green tea. I guess its the best green tea Ive ever had.

    Sergey (2/12/2009)
    amazing tea. light and refreshing. I will be ordering this one again

    John (2/10/2009)
    nothing special and therefor too expensive... no vegetable taste, no real aroma, no bitterness and also having nothing to do with japanese sencha. just a plain but expensive chinese green tea.

    Christian (1/15/2009)
    This is a wonderfully fresh green tea with a slight vegetal touch, like so many of the classic greens. However, it avoids the pitfall of being too delicate to the point of tasting like warm water. Some attention should still be paid the tea oversteep, but its robust enough to not have to watch it like a hawk as with the more finicky teas (e.g. Japanese sencha).

    Vuong (1/14/2009)
    Simply amazing, I cant find any faults in this tea, everything is just great. Taste, smell, quality, theres no point for me to even give a detailed description of this because I would just repeat what the other reviews say. Just get it!

    Daniel (1/1/2009)
    YES! This is the real deal. Great presentation. Almost no broken leaf in 100g bag. Subtle yet almost overpowering and haunting scent. Absolutely no infuser needed. Wonderful leaf consistency with many, many bud-with-2-leaf "twigs". Nice thick texture. Floral on nose on the first brew. Fantastic mouthfeel. Sappy and downy on the tongue but not the gums. Great persistence. Great balance. Good for 3 infusions. Very concentrated and potent. This tea has heart. Very refined but with a strong presence. Thank you for offering teas of such quality. We love it. Traci and Mike.

    Michael (10/1/2008)
    This tea leaves a sweetness on your lips. A wonderful tea. I suggest chewing on al eaf after three infusions, Tha sweetness comes right through. One of the best green teas I have drunk.

    Rod (9/8/2008)
    The most surprising thing about this tea is how big it is -- the leaves are well over two inches long and have criss-cross pattern that reminds me of canned corn. The tea itself tastes very light, slightly sweet, and most refreshing. Im sure that most of its subtleties are lost on my peasant taste buds, but what I am able to discern, I enjoy.

    Vuong (7/31/2008)
    an amazing tea that i would buy tons of if i could afford to. The leaves themselves are beautiful. It is an outstanding tea

    John (7/25/2008)
    I guess its the best tea Ive ever had. I mostly drink different grades of Japanese green tea. I have had very good dragons well., but I like this better. Aroma, color, taste are all great. What makes this different is the psychoactive character. Mellow, tranquilizing, grounding, awesome head.

    Ted (7/7/2008)
    Wonderfully balanced between nuttiness, fragrance, and long, lingering aftertaste. Absolutely one of the best teas China can offer!

    Dr Paul (6/30/2008)
    This is just lovely green tea. There is a nuttiness and a slightly floral undertone. Not very vege or grassy for green tea. The true beauty is in the silky smoothness of this green nectar. It is truly more than the sum of its parts.

    derek (6/19/2008)
    this is the best green tea that I have tasted. Taiping hou kui is my favorite green, and this is the best I have tried, the most beautiful tea leaves I have seen

    Sergio (6/18/2008)
    It doesnt get much better than this in green tea. Huge but delicate leaves were brewed in Gaiwan for 2 minutes. Yellow gold brew. Nicely complex flavor of melon and perfumed flowers with just enough tingle to the tongue to hold ones interest. Sweet flavor keeps on going in a long finish. Outstanding.

    Claud (5/23/2008)
    very good. worth the price premium over the regular tai ping

    Michael (5/2/2008)
    very good. worth the price premium over the regular tai ping

    Michael (5/2/2008)
    This tea it is worth a poem! I wish to kiss hands of Master, who made this heavenly tea.

    Armandas (8/21/2007)
    First experience with this tea. I was very impressed. after Ding gu da fang, it may become one of my favorites. Well worth the price.

    Jason (7/7/2007)
    This one really is a tea king--some Tai Ping Hou Kuis Ive tried had small, often powdered leaves at the bottom of the bag. Not this one--all the leaves are 2-3 inches long and full of flavor. This tea is really mild but subtly rewarding as well; you just have to tinker a bit with brewing amount/time before you find your favorite combination. Its worth splurging a bit and buying the really nice one, at least to try in comparison.

    Elliot (3/25/2007)
    A stunning offering that is rarely available to American tea drinkers. It delivered everthing promised and more. A top 5 green tea for me for this years harvest. An exceptional treat.

    Chip (3/2/2007)
    A very special tea!

    Luciano (2/24/2007)
    Beautiful rich flavor! My second choiche after XI HU LONG JING. Dont miss it!

    FRANCO (6/22/2006)

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