Yellow tea usually implies a special tea processed similarly to green tea,
but with a altered drying step, where moisture levels remain slightly higher than in the green tea processing, and tea leaves are allowed
to yellow. The tea generally has a very yellow-green appearance
and a smell different from both white tea and green tea. The smell is sometimes mistaken for black if the tea is cured with other herbs, but similarities in taste can still be drawn between yellow, green and white teas.Houshan Huangya (Y-20-7-1)
Thick, lingering, mellow vegetal aftertaste with a toasted note
implores us to savor the mouthfeel of this exquisite Yellow Tea from
Huoshan Anhui Province China. The extra “yellowing” step in the processing of the tea softens the edge of this “close to green tea”
liquor and creates a uniqueness said to be enjoyed as imperial tribute
tea during the Tang, Ming, and Qing Dynasties.
A refreshing vegetal quality transfers into the tea broth from the fresh
sweet hay/grass-like aroma of the dry leaf, fine tuned with a
charcoal fire during the final baking stage yielding the
ever-so-subtle toasty note. With health benefits touted in China as
equal to green tea, Huoshan Huangya offers delightful variety in a
special tea experience. Not to be rushed, but to be savored and enjoyed,
this yellow tea is a treat that awaits you.