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Monkey Chief

Monkey Chief


  • Cultivated at the foot of the Huangshan Mountains in Anhui Province, Taiping Houkui has globally distinguished itself. Characterized by its distinctively elongated emerald leaves, described as fluttering softly when brewed in an enticing movement known as a ÔPhoenix dance. Flaunting light citric hues with a mellow aroma and exquisite orchid fragrance, the infusion leaves a lingering sweetness.

  • Superfine Taiping Hou Kui Green Tea

  • Spring First Flush

  • Yixing or Gaiwan in Glass, Clay or Purion.



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Green Tea
Cultivar: Shi-da Cultivar
Origin: Huangshan, Anhui, China
Estate Name: Xinming Township
Tea Maker: Houkeng Tea Farm
Elevation: 700m

How to prepare

Learn how to make Monkey Chief to perfection.
Watch our guided video which provides suggestions & best practice or alternatively, read our detailed step by step.

How to prepare

  • Preheat

    Select your brewing vessel and preheat with hot water. Obtain quality water and fill your kettle, setting it to 80°.


    Weigh 2.2g of Monkey Chief, ensuring you add the leaves first, before following with water.

    Pour & Time

    Upon pouring, set your timer to ensure you steep 1:15min.

    After the timing is finished, separate the infused leaf from the tea liquor by removing the infuser or transferring the tea to a second pot through a strainer.


    Your tea should have a strong aroma reflecting it’s flavour. Serve optionally with tray and appropriate teaware.

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