Have you tried any young hyson?
What did you think of it?
Is young hyson tea or herbal? I have not tried it.
It’s a type of Chinese green tea.
It’s not a name that means much. Back in the old days of the tea trade, pre-WWII, there was practically no knowledge of China tea in the West, even among tea buyers who traveled to China. They had several names for the stuff that they bought, one of which was “hyson.” Ukers says of it
“Young Hyson is made from young to medium leaves in a long, twisted style. It is thinly rolled and looks not unlike twisted thread. It is subdivided into Chun Mee, Foong Mee, Sow Mee, and siftings; and sometimes into First, Second, and Third Young Hyson. Chun Mee Young Hyson has a small, hard, twisted leaf; Foong Mee, a large long leaf of curly roll; Sow Mee, a small twisted leaf. The Chinese name for Young Hyson is Yu Chin Ch`a, and is graded into the following five classes: Mi Yu, O Yu, I Yu, Ya Yu, and Si Yu.”