Huo Shan Huang Ya is a kind of high grade yellow tea from Huo Shan county, Anhui province.
This tea is made by tender slim buds and processed by traditional stir-fire procedure. That is why it gets the name yellow buds. The best grades are from Jin Ji mountain, Jin Shan Tou, Jin Zhu Ping and Wu Mi Jian villages which are around 800 metres above sea level.
Huo Shan Huang Ya was created in Tang dynasty (618-907 A.D) and Mr. Lu Yu , the Sage of Teadescribed this special yellow tea in the famouse ancient tea book Cha Jing (the Tea Classic).
This tea has a shape like the tongue of bird and there is a lot of hair on the surface of the leaves. The color is yellow and green and clear. When brewed, you will find a chestnut flavour with a sweet and thick taste.
Huo Shan Huang Ya is a rare Yellow tea. This tea was used an Imperial tribute tea back in the Ming and Qing Dynasty.
This tea won the Commercial Products of Good Quality in 1990 and China's Tea Cup in 1999, just to name a few.
Mount Huo Yellow Sprout, Mt.Huo Yellow Buds,Ya Cha
Huo Shan, An Hui Province of China
The processing mathod of this tea was lost in 1940s and was reproduced in 1972 by three old tea masters.
Since then, Huo Shan Huang Ya has been sent as tribute to many great leaders of China every year.
To keep it fresh, the leaves are picked in the moring in spring and processed by 5 complicated procedures.
All the work has to be finished by the evening of the same day.
Another famouse yellow tea Jun Shan Yin Zhen is wrapped in paper to make it yellow while Meng Ding Huang Ya is spreaded out on an iron plate and pan-fired into yellow color.
Huo Shan Huang Ya is slightly processed in yellow tea category and it resembles green in both quality and taste.
Grade & Inspection
Mixtures of downy single bud and one-bud-two-leaves varieties.
When infused the liquor is yellowish green in color.
The aroma and taste of this tea is a reminiscence of sweet corn. Very unique and refreshing.
Yellow tea is still not widely available, since most tea farmers in China will manufacture more cost-effective green tea instead of yellow tea. But the supply is steadily increasing to fill the rising demand, and many internet vendors carry yellow tea in several varieties.There is much to like about yellow tea, as far as I’m concerned. It looks great, smells good, has at least as good health benefits as green tea, and it tastes much better, at least to my palate. Yellow tea is well set to become the next great success story in the world of tea.
- This tea protects the body against free radical damage and hence slows down the process of aging.
- It reduces the level of cholesterol in our body and hence prevents heart disorders.
- It protects the body from various harmful effects of alcohol, viral hepatitis and liver tumors and hence prevents liver diseases.
- It efficiently regulates the level of sugar in the blood and thus controls diabetes.
- It has anti cancer properties which kill free radicals and reduce certain cancer types.
In general, it aids in stomach ailments, digestive disorders, headaches and depression too.
How to Brew
We recommend to to serve Yellow Tea in long glass.
The Long glass is often used for serving exclusive Chinese green or yellow tea.
Use about 2 grams of tea leaves (1-2 teaspoons) for every 150ml of water.
Steep tea leaves in hot water at 70 degree C (158 degree F) to 80 degree C (176 degree F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing.
Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.