Taiping Hou (monkey) Kui (king)
ranks among China’s ten most famous
teas and is commonly translated as
“Monkey King.” The tip bud and young
leaf sets are pan-fired, pressed flat between layers of cloth in a bamboo basket, and gently roasted over a charcoal
fire to finish. The dried leaf has an intricate crisscrossing pattern left from the
cloth. The flavor is smooth, sweet, and
herbaceous with a delicate floral aroma.