“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
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.
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.
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