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Tai Ping Hou Kui

Cultivated since the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644 BC) it won a gold medal in 1905 and another in 2004.

Tai Ping is a nature reserve classified by the United Nations, located at the foot of Huang Shan, a very humid cool and hazy.

Tea plants grow among wild orchids. It is said that in the past, the monkeys that lived there were trained to pick the fresh shoots from the cliffs.

Today the places are more accessible but the harvest is limited. Picked at the end of April, dried flat on bamboo trays over embers, two straight leaves, impressively long, hug a bud which are then flattened with a hammer.

They give a refined, discreet, light, sweet tea with notes of orchid nuances, all well balanced and of a length without bitterness