Huo Shan Huang Xiao Cha Yellow Tea

Nutty, flowery, mellow and full-bodied

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Huo Shan Huang Xiao Cha Yellow Tea

Nutty, flowery, mellow and full-bodied

Product Tags
Nutty Floral Refreshing Sweet

Foziling Town, Huoshan County, Anhui Province, China

Tea Type:

Yellow Tea


Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

April 18, 2024

Standard of Plucking:  

One buds with two leaves

Dry Leaf: 

Dark green with a little yellow color


Dry leaves has nutty, fried melon seeds, and a little bit of crispy rice note;

the tea liquid has aroma of flowers and grains


Bright yellow


Mellow and rich, with abundant flavors, including toasty, floral aroma,

grain and slight crispy rice aroma

Tea Bush:

Qunti Species (about 30 years old)

Tea Garden:

Yujia Ecological Tea Garden (about 400m)


Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)


Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated

Shelf Life:

18 Months

Angel's Comment:

The key fragrance note: nutty and chestnut; the compound note is robust floral. The tea liquid is full-bodied.

Yellow tea, one of the six major tea categories, does not appear to be particularly popular. However, its unique manufacturing procedure gives it a distinct taste and perfume: it has the freshness of green tea, but it is also richer, with a mellower taste and more fragrant aroma.


Yellow tea is typically classified into three types: Huang Ya Cha, Huang Da Cha, and Huang Xiao Cha. TeaVivre's Huo Shan Huang Ya falls under the category of Huang Ya Tea. While the taste of this Huang Xiao Cha can be described as a cross between Huo Shan Huang Ya and Huang Da Cha, it strikes an excellent balance. Its aroma is complex, comprising nutty, toasted, floral, and light crispy rice; the tea liquid is mellow, gentle, sweet, neither bitter nor astringent. If you enjoy green tea but want a more robust taste and flavor, we highly recommend this one!

About “Men Huang”

Men Huang (闷黄, heaping for yellowing) is a distinct method in yellow tea production. It refers to a unique method in which tea leaves are piled up while still hot after being Sha Qing, rolled, or baked, causing the tea base to progressively turn yellow due to moisture and heat. During the process, chlorophyll is destroyed, and chemical reactions such as mild oxidation of tea polyphenols and partial hydrolysis of polysaccharides occur, resulting in a large amount of theaflavins, which turns the tea leaves yellow and increases the free amino acids and volatile content of the tea leaves, So that contribute to the "three-yellow" quality of yellow tea (yellow dry leaves, yellow tea liquid, and yellow wet leaves), as well as the mellow and fresh flavor and rich aroma, while also minimizing discomfort. This procedure often takes many days and needs exact control of the degree of Men Huang, which is one of the reasons why yellow tea output is so low.

men huang

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 8.5oz / 250ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
185℉ / 85℃ 185℉ / 85℃
2.5g Tea 4g Tea
Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins 6 steeps: rinse, 15s, 20s, 25s, 35s, 50s, 70s
Tea Garden

Yujia Ecological Tea Garden is located in Huo Shan County, Anhui Province, around 400 metres above sea level. This location has a subtropical monsoon climate, which is distinguished by significant monsoons, distinct four seasons, copious rainfall, and a favorable ecological environment for the cultivation of tea trees. To achieve sustainable tea production, tea gardens are managed in accordance with ecological disciplines, scientific fertilization, and green pest and disease prevention and control.

tea garden

tea garden

Tea Master

Mr. Wang was born in Huoshan County, Anhui Province, one of the oldest tea production areas in China. Thanks to the influence of his growing environment and tea culture, he returned to his hometown as soon as he graduated and began to engage in the cultivation, production and promotion of tea, and committed to spread Huo Shan tea from his hometown to all over the world. He not only manufactured yellow tea, but he also began to research and produce black tea after being encouraged by his friends. He said: "Making tea can spark curiosity and encourage self-cultivation. I will be overjoyed every time I produce a high-quality tea." He will continue to make tea, continue to explore, and provide high-quality tea to all tea lovers.

Mr. Wang


This Huang Xiao Cha Yellow Tea originates in Huoshan County, which is located in western Anhui Province, in the Dabieshan interior.

The area has an abundant yearly rainfall of around 1500 mm, which is most concentrated between May and July. The humidity tends to stay at around 80-90%, which is perfect for growing tea plants. The forest cover rate is up to 75.1%.


The main products here in Huoshan County are tea, medicinal materials, and a bamboo variety called Mao bamboo. The Fo Zi Ling dam - the first reservoir dam in Asia, and many other natural and human-made landscape features can also be found here.

Tea Bush

Huang Xiao Cha chooses tea plants grown by local Qunti Species, aged varietals, with no pesticide residues and minimal chemical fertilizers. Qunti species emerge from human-cultivated tea trees over time. They are also ancient tree species that have sexually reproduced due to long-term natural selection. This group exhibits generally uniform biological traits. They've been bred this way for decades and have excellent resistance. For example, under extreme weather conditions, they have relatively great resilience to cold, high temperature, and pests and illnesses. The tea produced is of exceptional quality, with a rich scent and full flavor.

tea tree

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