Wild Grown Huo Shan Huang Ya Yellow Tea
Huo Shan Yellow Tea is one of the only several Chinese yellow teas from the core producing area in Huoshan county, Anhui province. It was a tribute tea in Ming dynasty and one of the Chinese famous teas. Yellow tea resembles green tea yet slightly oxidized during the process to create a sweeter and softer taste than green tea.
This tea was a great find on Victoria's sourcing trip in April 2016. It was wildly grown on the forest hill of the mountain at a high elevation of about 1000 meters, often covered with mist and clouds, among the bamboo forest. The buds and leaves have pale green color with various hues. The liquor is vibrant and bright pale green and yellowish color. It has intense nutty aroma, smooth and buttery, very refreshing, with lasting sweet finish. This tea is infusion-enduring, no bitterness or astringency whatsoever, even after a long steeping.
Origin: Huo Shan, Anhui province, China
Picking standard: One bud, one leave
Elevation: 1000 meters
Harvest Time: April 2016
Caffeine level: Light
Health Benefits: Studies suggest yellow tea has the same health benefits as that of green tea.
- Helps to fight cancer
- Helps to reduce radiation
- Helps to relax mind and reduce stress
- Helps to reduce the effects of aging
- Helps to reduce blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol
- Helps to detox the body
It has intense nutty aroma, smooth and buttery, very refreshing, with lasting sweet finish. This tea is infusion-enduring, no bitterness or astringency whatsoever, even after a long steeping.
This tea is very versatile in pairing with food. It complement either light or heavy meal, good with breakfast, or afternoon tea with cookies and cheese.
185oF, 4 grams (3 tbsp) for 6 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1-2 minutes, 3 steeps. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.