Taiping Hou Kui tea is grown at the foot of Huangshan in Taiping County, Anhui. The tea has been produced since the beginning of the 20th century and is produced around the small village of Hou Keng. It won the "King of Tea" award in China Tea Exhibition 2004 and is China Famous Tea.
The best Tai Ping Hou Kui is grown in the villages of Houkeng, Hougang and Yanjiachun. Teas produced in the surrounding areas are called by the same name, but costs much less.
It's renown for its "two knives and one pole": two straight leaves clasping the enormous bud with white hairs. The oven-made leaves are deep green in color with red veins underneath.
The tea shoots can be as long as 15 centremeters. They are plucked from the Shi Da Cha, a large leaf-variety found only in Anhui Province.
The appearance of TaiPing Monkey king is flat and straight. The bud is enfolded by two leaves which in green bloomed color.The greenish leaf vein, with hidden red color,is so called;red string by farmers. When infusing, the tea leaf unfurl like colorful floating flowers.
The fresh and mellow taste comes with high pure aroma which known as monkey rhyme.