Tanbei Huo Shan Huang Ya - Charcoal Roasted Yellow Tea
Harvest: April 2022
Origin: Huoshan, Anhui
Cultivar: Jin Ji Zhong
Aroma: nutty and creamy like corn kernels
Taste: sweet, nutty and creamy, with no bitterness or astringency.
tea body: creamier than a green tea and thinner than a milk.
Huo Shan Huang Ya (Huoshan Huangya) is one of the most famous yellow teas in China. It is a yellow tea but not a green tea because it is made using the Menghuang process, in which a small amount of leaves, after roasting and rolling, are piled into a pillow and wrapped with paper. The Menghuang process removes the bitterness and astringency from the leaves and gives them a creamier flavor and texture.
This Huoshan Huangya is roasted with charcoal in the final step to bring out the warmth and nuttiness of the tea.
Preparation: 5 g for 150 ml, 75-85 °C, 60 seconds