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The Traditional Processing of Tai Ping Kou Kui

April 22/2018

Tai Ping Hou Kui is one of the Top Ten Famous Teas of China. It is produced in the Taiping County of Huangshan Region. And the original place is Hou Keng Village.

The Tai Ping Kou Kui is special in that is flat shape tea, and it is made by grown tea shoots, one bud three leaves to four leaves.

The cultivar to make Tai Ping Kou Kui is Shi Da Cha.

Hou Gang Monkey Hill

Hou Gang, Monkey Hill of Hou Keng Village


Phoenix Peak Feng Huang Jian

This is the Phoenix Peak, Feng Huang Jian of HOu Keng Village


The tea pluckers go the the tea garden in early morning


shidacha cultivar

shidacha cultivar

shidacha cultivar

This is the Shidacha Cultivar to make Tai Ping HOu Kui green tea. It is made by the tender tea shoots of one bud three leaves to four leaves.


Hand sorting of fresh leaf

Hand sorting of fresh Tea Leaves

withering of tea leaf

The tea leaf will be slightly withered before processing


Frying Shaqing

This is the pan-frying, Shaqing in the thick iron pan


Placed the tea

The workers are placing the fried tea leaves for compression


Ready for compression

The Tea leaves will be compressed into the flat shape by a wooden mode 


Baking of Tai Ping Hou Kui

After compression, the tea will be sent into a wooden box to bake dry. Charcoal is burning inside the box.


Tai Ping Hou Kui product

This is the Tai Ping Hou Kui tea product


Nowadays there are some so claimed Tai Ping Hou Kui which is made from elsewhere of Taiping County, and made by machine. Customers might want to know how to differentiate the real Tai Ping Hou Hui and fake Tai Ping Hou Kui. We woul like  to explain here that fake Tai Ping Hou Kui made by machine is very thin. Because the machine compress the tea leaves tightly. While the real Tai Ping Hou Kui is compressed by wooden mode using manual force, so it looks fat thick. and there are cloth mark on the tea body. (Because the tea will be covered by a layer of cloth before the wooden mode compression to protect the tea leaves from violently damage)

Real Tai Ping Hou Kui

The real Tai Ping Hou Kui is thick and there are cloth pattern marks on the tea body. 


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