Amber Mountain

Huo Shan Huang Ya

  • Yellow Tea of the Year 2016

  • Great Taste 2014 One Star

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    Chocolate scent of the leaves, particularly white chocolate with wet leaves. Very light flavour, pleasant and carefree summer feel. No bitterness, some astringency.

    Recommends this tea
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    Light tea, grassy sweetness, dry, grassy, aromatic, honey, dry fruits. Like it a lot. The first yellow tea that I tried and I think I could get used to it.

    Recommends this tea
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    Very subtle and delicate aromas of woodruff, cut grass, cinnamon and the smell of needles of a pine after squished with the fingers.

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    Fresh cut grass with a morning dew. Slight medicinal notes.

    Recommends this tea
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    Spinach smell and taste throughout all infusions, although more prominent in the first two infusions. Hay and apple emerge in infusions three and four. These were the best. Earthy texture and taste.

Yellow tea was formerly an exclusive tea for the Chinese Emperor but the method to create this tea was lost for hundreds of years and rediscovered in the 1970’s. Since then it has been produced in specific areas of China (Hunan and Anhui) in small batches and is still thought of as a premium gift tea (usually to businessmen and politicians).

Making Yellow tea is a very skilled and handmade process. The leaves go through the same processing as a top drawer Green tea but then steamed and covered for them to ‘reabsorb their flavour’. This creates a light and soft brew with less grassiness than a Green tea and a sweet and smooth finish.

It really is not easy to find a good Yellow tea because it is produced in such tiny quantities and most of the premium leaves are sold in China (at silly prices). But this is an excellent Huang Ya Yellow and we have managed to negotiate a fair price for you teaheads.

Amber mountain Huo Shan Huang Ya

Amber mountain Huo Shan Huang Ya

 

 

Gong Fu Brewing Western Brewing
Water
Temp
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Infusions
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Infusions
85°c
185F
3.5 15 +5 5 0.6 120 +60 2
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