Huo Shan Yellow Sprouting (2009 Pre-Qing Ming)
- Anhui Province, China
- Basket-fired to a rare “yellow tea”
- Flat needle leaf style
- Bright, crisp Eastern China green flavor
- Grassy, fresh aroma
- Golden liquor tinges pale green
Another incredible tea from Huo Shan county in Anhui Province. This tea is comprised of a bud with one tiny leaf. The leaf is covered with a fuzzy down, a trait of this tea bush cultivar and the nature of the leaf. Huo Shan Yellow Sprouting brews a lovely pale golden green color in the cup, and the flavor is slightly warm, nutty and reminiscent of artichokes or chestnuts. These tea gardens, located on Jin Shan Tou, are not positioned at a high elevation – just around 2,500 feet. But the location is rocky, and gives the tea a yen character. The richness of the soil is evident in the buttery flavor.
Steep 2-3 infusions at 2 minutes each.
Water temperature should be 160° – 170° F