Huo Shan Huang Ya is one of the most famous yellow teas. Its name means “golden buds of Mount Huo”, referring to the delicate harvest and its place of production. It comes from the region of Anhui. Great expertise is required to produce this tea. The highly precise harvest – or imperial harvest – consists solely of one bud and one leaf. After being withered for several hours, the leaves are placed in a dry heat to slow the development. They are then dried in several stages, during which the piled leaves are lightly oxidised, giving them subtle golden glints typical of yellow teas.
A sublime yellow tea with fruity, floral and vanilla notes that develop against a rich, smooth texture. A rare Grand Cru.
- Anhui, China
- Tea colour:
- yellow tea
- Appearance: delicate imperial harvest
- Colours: light green with golden highlights
- Scents: vegetal, fruit, toast
- Scents: pronounced floral, fruit
- Colours: pale gold, clear
- Texture: smooth
- Flavours: sweet
- Aromas: nuts (fresh hazelnut), almond milk, vanilla, floral, dried fruits, vegetal (dry), mineral, toasted undertone to finish
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: an elegant, complex tea with a staggeringly long finish. The thick, generous texture supports floral and fruity notes which are both intense and precise. A rare tea indeed!
Suggestion of preparation
With the testing: 4 minutes in water heated to 85°C
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.