Grands Crus



Tai Ping Hou Kui

Green tea from Anhui, China - 2023 first flush
An elegant and complex Grand Cru with vegetal and floral notes.
€29.00 €1.00 / 100g

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  • Infusion Time 4'

  • Quantity 6 g / 30 cl

  • Temperature of infusion 75°C - 170°F

  • Time of the day All day long


Tai Ping Hou Kui, or literally ′′king of the Tai Ping monkeys′′, is an exceptional tea grown in the majestic yellow mountains of Anhui, China. Its worldwide renown is the result of an extraordinary production process that requires meticulous expertise for each leaf.

Delicately rolled by hand, the leaves are placed one by one on a cloth-covered frame, then gently flattened with a small roller. This unique artisanal technique, combined with an extremely limited annual production, make it one of the most sought-after teas in the world.

This immaculately produced spring green tea reveals highly complex vegetal, floral and nutty notes. A very rare tea!

In order to bring out all the aromatic complexity of this tea, we recommend multiple infusions using the traditional Chinese Gong Fu Cha method.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Anhui, China
  • Tea colour:
  • Green Tea

Suggestion of preparation

With the teapot or the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 170°F.

With the Gong Fu Cha: infusions during 30-40 seconds.

Grands Crus: savour the exceptional

Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.

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