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Huo Shan Huang Ya Yellow Tea
Taiyang Village, Huoshan County, Liu’an City, Anhui Province, China
April 20, 2019
|Standard of Plucking:||
One bud with one leaf, or one bud with two unopened leaves
Straight strip with slightly spread out leaves,
covered with abundant white tips;deep green with slight yellow color
Chestnut, slight floral
Bright and clear, light yellow color
The first infusion is sweet and mellow, smooth and thick;
from second infusion the taste gradually becomes fresh
and brisk like green tea
Local small-leaf species
Chen De Tea Garden (elevation above 800 metres)
Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)
Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated
Combining the flavors of sweet, mellow yellow tea and brisk, fresh green tea, Huo Shan Huang Ya is a good choice for lovers of both yellow tea and green tea.
Huo Shan Huang Ya Tea, made through a unique process involving the special step of “heaping” to yellow the leaves, is a lightly fermented tea that is gentler on the stomach than green tea. It originates from the Dabieshan area.
The fresh tea is hand-picked before Guyu, the 6th period of the traditional Chinese solar calendar, which usually begins in April 19. Only the tips of the tea leaves are picked - it’s standard practice to pick one bud with one leaf, or one bud with two unopened leaves. Including more leaves makes the taste mellower and infuses the tea with a more prominent chestnut flavor. This strong chestnut flavor is the most significant characteristic of Huo Shan Huang Ya Tea. It’s highly recommended to use a Gaiwan to brew it in order to better enjoy the strong fragrance and delicious taste.
Chinese Gongfu Method
|Teacup: 8.5oz / 250ml||Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml|
|185℉ / 85℃||185℉ / 85℃|
|2 Teaspoons / 2g Tea||4g Tea|
|Brewing time: 5 - 8 mins||4 steeps: rinse, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s|
|Clear Glass Tea Cup with Handle||Double Blue Lines Gaiwan - 110 ml|
Chen De Tea Garden locates in the National 4A-Level Scenic Area “Tong Luo Zhai”, with elevation above 800 metres.
It is far away from industry pollution which gives the tea trees ecologic environment. The low weather of the high mountain area makes low incidence of plant diseases and insect pests. Due to the undispersed cloud and fog all around the year, the tea leaves here are tender, high fragrance and containing abundant nutrient content. That’s why the high mountain tea is so popular.
Due to the good growing environment, the content of anthraquinone in the tea leaves is only 0.009, which reaches the organic standard
Located in 4A-Level Scenic Area, the scenery is quite beautiful around.
Enjoy the charming four seasons’ scenery: azalea in Spring, green trees to shadow in Summer, wild fruit in Autumn, snow rise in Winter.
Huo Shan Huang Ya 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.
The tea bush species in Huoshan County are made up of 10% large-leaf species, 70% medium-leaf species and 20% small-leaf species.
Our Huo Shan Huang Ya Yellow Tea is made from tea leaves from the small-leaf species, which are quite tender when fresh. The fresh tea is hand-picked before Guyu with the standard of one bud with one leaf, or one bud with two unopened leaves. The tea is processed on the same day as it is picked.
Huo Shan Huang Ya Tea has been praised with the name “Immortal Buds”, and has been regarded as a tribute to the Emperor since the Tang Dynasty. Later, it was also considered one of China’s Top 10 Teas. Together with Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) and Huangmei (literally “Yellow Plum”) Opera, this yellow tea makes up what have been called “Anhui San Huang”, or “The Three Yellows of Anhui”.
In 1915, Huo Shan Huang Ya Tea won the gold award at the Wangguo expo in Panama;
In 1999, Huo Shan Huang Ya Tea won 1st place in the third “Zhongcha Bei”, a famous Chinese tea competition;
From 2000 to 2004, Huo Shan Huang Ya Tea continuously won the gold award at the International Tea Expo;
In 2007, Huo Shan Huang Ya Tea again won 1st place in the seventh “Zhongcha Bei” famous Chinese tea competition;
In 2008, Huo Shan Huang Ya Tea won two gold awards and one silver award at the seventh international tea competition in Korea;
In 2008, Huo Shan Huang Ya Tea won the gold award at the sixteenth International Tea Culture Festival in Shanghai.