Origin: Huoshan county, Anhui, China

  • Varietal: Jin Ji Cultivar
  • Harvest: Early April
  • Farming: Biodynamic Organic Farming

Preparation:

  • 2 grams of tea leaves
  • 4 oz. water at 175°F
  • Brew for 1-2 minutes
  • Up to 3 steepings

Sappy liquor with vivid, chlorophyll-fresh edge leading to a soft, open middle palate with a nourishing pea and hazel sweetness.

More about Yellow Buds tea:

Huoshan Huang Ya Tea is a high grade yellow tea from Huoshan county, Anhui Province. It is made from tender slim buds and processed by a traditional stir-fire procedure which is why it has the name ‘yellow buds’ (huang ya). The best grades are from Jin Ji Mountain, Jin Shan Tou, Jin Zhu Ping and Wu Mi Jian villages which are around 800 meters above sea level.

Huoshan Huangya was created in the Tang dynasty (618-907 A.D) and Lu Yu , the Sage of Tea, described this special yellow tea in his famous Classic of Tea (Cha Jing). The processing method of this tea was lost in 1940s and was only reproduced in 1972 by three distinguished tea masters.