Huo Shan Huang Ya Yellow Tea
Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Huo Shan Huang Ya Yellow Tea is a rare Loose Tea from Huo Shan County of the Anhui Province of China. The leaves and buds, harvested in the early morning, undergo a unique process of piling and steaming to create a delectable mellow flavour when brewed.
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What is Huo Shan Huang Ya Yellow Tea?
All types of “real” Tea come from the Camellia sinensis (Tea) plant. While people know about Black and Green Tea, few have heard of White or Oolong. More elusive still is Yellow Tea.
This is a variety that has been lightly fermented, encased and steamed. Long adored by Buddhist monks, it was once also a so-called “Tribute Tea” given to royal members of the Imperial Court of China.
The practice of making Yellow Tea was widespread across China many centuries ago. However, its production now takes place in only a handful of provinces. One such region renowned for it is Anhui, located to the east of the country and famous for its varied and beautiful topography and ideal Tea-growing conditions.
Our Huo Shan Huang Ya stands testament to that fact.
How to Make Hua Shan Huang Ya
- Purchase a Tea Filter or Infuser and fill it with Tea.
- Place the item in a cup or mug of your choice.
- Boil fresh water and let it cool to temperatures between 70°C and 90°C.
- Fill the cup with water and allow it to steep for 1-3 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider a slice of lemon or a dollop of honey. Alternatively, serve without additions.
Tasting Notes: Imparts sweet, mellow characteristics with vegetal undertones and hints of chestnut.
Benefits of Hua Shan Huang Ya Yellow Tea
Few studies have explored the benefits of Huan Shan Huang Ya and, indeed, all Yellow Tea varieties. Nevertheless, it has enough in common with its Black, Green, White and Oolong Tea counterparts to support your health and wellbeing.
For instance, it contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants capable of slowing oxidative stress and, as a result, reducing the risk of several conditions.
In one Chinese animal-based study, scientists found that mice consuming the Tea experienced reduced blood glucose levels. The conclusion was that it could assist those with type-2 diabetes. Meanwhile, preliminary research indicates that its anti-inflammatory properties alleviate skin blemishes such as acne.
Anyone curious to know more should check out our Yellow Tea Benefits and Side Effects article.