Huo Shan Huang Ya, produced in the Dahuaping Village in Huo Shan, gets its name from its yellow color. It is known for the special technique by which it is produced, and which sets it apart from green teas. In this technique, after the 'kill green' and 'first drying' steps, the leaves are wrapped in a cotton bag and are lightly oxidized using a unique process - heaping. As a result of this process, the leaves turn yellow and the flavor of the tea is enhanced. Consisting mostly of tea buds, the dry Huo Shan Huang Ya tea is fluffy. The tea has a similar fragrance to green tea, but more gentle because of the oxidation. The liquor of Huo Shan Huang Ya is in a light yellow color, thick, and smooth. It has an obvious taste of 'Hao' (hairy buds) and nuts, with a long-lasting sweet aftertaste.
Yellow Tea, Huo Shan Huang Ya
- Type: Yellow Tea
- Harvest Time: April 2018
- Origin: Dahuaping, Huoshan, Anhui Province, China
- Flavor: Floral, mellow, sweet
- Resealable kraft paper pouch with foil liner
- Shelf Life: 18 months
- Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Avoid being exposed to light. Refrigerated storage recommended.
- 4 grams for an 8oz/250ml glass
- 185℉ / 85℃
- 2 - 3 mins, 3 steeps
- Fill 1/3 of the glass with water, then put the tea into the glass. Spin the glass gently to wet all the tea leaves, then pour more of the water in to fill the glass.
Chinese Gongfu way
- Porcelain Gaiwan
- 3 grams for a 110ml gaiwan
- 185℉ / 85℃
- 5 steeps: 30s/40s/60s/90s/120s
- Fill 1/3 of the gaiwan with water first, then put the tea into the gaiwan. Spin the gaiwan gently to wet all of the tea leaves, then pour more of the water in to fill the gaiwan.
- Do not cover the lid