Huo Shan Huang Ya

A Yellow Tea from


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Tea type
Yellow Tea
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Typical Preparation
Set water temperature to 165 °F / 73 °C
Steep for 2 min, 0 sec
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“I just restocked this one. Mrs Roughage had commented that she thought she would like yellow teas after seeing a chart that described the differences between all the teas. I used that as an excuse...” Read full tasting note
“I didn’t know that this was a yellow tea before I tried it. I placed it with my white tea samples. I was surprised to see the deeper green tea leaves and thought it could be a green, but I...” Read full tasting note
“Do you know what I like? Naps. I took one today, and it was glorious. But do you know what I hate? Recovering from a nap. For such a thing today, I went for a second pot o’ tea…but I didn’t want...” Read full tasting note
“ooh, wow. It’s got one of those caffeine kicks that start you shaking. I got a sample size of this and it was quite pricy. I mean, anything you buy in British currency is going to be pricy, but I...” Read full tasting note


Huo Shan Huang Ya
Also known as ‘Yellow Buds’ tea.

Picked before the spring rains in April, this rare and delicious yellow tea is processed as a green tea but with the added step of being very lightly oxidised to create a sweeter, softer, more rounded taste. Huo Shan Huang Ya is extremely refreshing and moreish with a hint of nuts and sweetcorn. The full flavour really kicks in once you’ve swallowed – the sweet complex notes linger on your tongue and allow you to savour every drop.

Range Premium

Country China

Harvesting Area Huo Shan County, Anhui province

Plantation Altitude Above 600m

Harvest Date Pre-Ming Spring 2010

Leaf Appearance They are long and thin, still joined together and dark green with yellowish tips and fine hairs covering the buds.

Aroma Clean and nutty with a warm, delicate, slightly green bean aroma

Liquor Bright, clear greenish gold

Tasting Notes The liquor has a smooth mouthfeel with a warm nutty taste. It is surprisingly rich and refreshing with the flowery notes coming through with the long sweet aftertaste.

Quick Brewing Instructions
Use 1-2 tsp per cup (200ml) and brew cool, around 75°C (167°F), allow to steep for 2-3 minutes and infuse at least 3 times.

About Canton Tea Co

Canton Tea Co is a London-based tea company trading in high grade, whole leaf Chinese tea. We have exclusive access to some of the best jasmine, white, green, oolong, black and authentic puerh teas available. In our first year, we scooped Six Golds at the 2009 Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. Our Jasmine Pearls won the top three star gold award, endorsing it as the best available in the UK.

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