This has got to be the lightest tea I’ve ever drunk. The first time I brewed it, following the guidelines for the tea, I could hardly believe I was drinking tea. I get very little floral quality and just a nip of pungent grassy character. Turning up the heat and increasing the time added depth, but it also added astringency. I’m not sure I’ll be pursuing too many more yellow teas. The post-steeping buds were very beautiful and fresh-looking.
Huoshan Huang Ya
Large lovingly hand-crafted leaves and downy silver buds make up this attractive “yellow bud” tea of Anhui province. A fascinating product notable for the deeply floral character of its infusion. Rich, full and smooth, green tea drinkers will appreciate the opportunity to sample this rare treasure.