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Yellow tea is legendary for its healing properties. While this cooling tea is very rich in antioxidants, there are only a few types of yellow tea made due to the complicated and tedious production process. In fact, there are only two yellow teas commonly sold on the market, Meng Ding Huang Ya. Unfortunately, another rare yellow tea Huo Shan Huang Ya is now only made into green tea. After complex processing, this lightly oxidized tea has a mild flavor without the grassy smell associated with green tea.
Hou Shan Huang Ya (Green Buds)
Description: Hou Shan Huang Ya is a famous mountain near Hangzhou City in Zhejiang Province. This area is recognized for the creation of a famous Chinese sword “Hou Shan Huang Jiang” over 2,500 years ago. Only a few older countryside tea makers know how to make this complex tea. In fact, we were fortunate to special order this rare tea during our recent trip to China. This high altitude tea grows in a remote forest area and picked early in the spring. Its flavor is similar to green tea, but with a gentle, light floral aroma and mild sweet taste.
Price: $ 12.39 / 2oz. Bag
Organic Huo Shan Huang Ya (Yellow Buds)
Description: 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 Tea described this special yellow tea in the famouse ancient tea book Cha Jing (the Tea Classic). The processing mathod of this tea was lost in 1940s and was reproduced in 1972 by three old tea masters. 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.
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.
Price: $ 12.39 / 2oz. Bag-
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