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 white flower, fresh almond and honey notes that develop against a rich, smooth texture. A rare Grand Cru.
- Anhui, China
- Tea colour:
- yellow tea
- Appearance: an excellent imperial harvest
- Colours: green and golden
- Scents: flora, vegetal, nuts
- Scents: floral, vegetal, fruit
- Colours: translucent gold. Clear and bright liqueur
- Texture: smooth
- Flavours: sweet
- Aromas: fresh vegetal, white flowers, hazelnut and fresh almonds, iodised hints, mineral, honey finish
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: this rare yellow tea develops elegant vegetal, floral and mineral notes against a smooth texture, which is enhanced by a subtle, sweet taste. A complex, superb, highly balanced Grand Cru.
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 75°C.
With the Gong Fu Cha: infusions during 30-40 secondes.
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.