Water Temperature: 160-175 degrees
Water Quality: Best with Spring Water
Amount of Leaf (per 6 fl oz water): (3 grams) Because of the large leaf size it is best to weigh the leaves.
Steep Time: 1-3 minutes
Number of Infusions: 3-4
Taiping Hou Kui is typically brewed in a tall, clear, heatproof glass or teapot so that you can watch the leaves gently sway in the water as they unfurl. This is described as the "Phoenix dances." Using 3 grams of tea per 6 oz. of 160-170 degree water, pour the water slowly over the leaves in a circular motion just to cover the leaves. Once the leaves are completely wet, pour the remaining water over and steep for 1-2 minutes. Taiping Hou Kui will withstand three to four infusions.