Huo Shan Huang Ya is a rare and highly-valued yellow tea from the misty Huo Shan mountains of Anhui Province. This kind of tea was so highly prized that it was used as Imperial Tribute Tea In the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Every tea lover should know the tea that was drunk by the elite of the Ancient China.
Huo Shan Huang Ya is made of tender, slim and succulent buds, which are plucked before the spring rains. This kind of tea is processed using a traditional stir-fire procedure, which is why it has the name ‘yellow buds’ (Huang Ya). Huo Shan Huang Ya is softer and sweeter than green teas, it has a slight nutty taste followed by a lingering sweet after-taste; each sip of it is refreshing and allowing you to savour every drop.
Huo Shan Huang Ya won the Commercial Products of Good Quality award in 1990 and China’s Tea Cup in 1999, just to name a few.
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Huo Shan Huang Ya tea is believed to help in a number of health matters:
- protects the body against free radical damage and hence slows down the process of aging.
- reduces the level of cholesterol in our body and hence prevents heart disorders.
- protects the body from various harmful effects of alcohol, viral hepatitis and liver tumors and hence prevents liver diseases.
- efficiently regulates the level of sugar in the blood and thus controls diabetes.
- it has anti cancer properties which kill free radicals and reduce certain cancer types.
- in general, it aids in stomach ailments, digestive disorders, headaches and depression too.
How to brew Huo Shan Huang Ya yellow tea:
Boil water and cool it to 80°C. Put 3-5 grams of tea into a cup, and add hot water. Infuse tea leaves for 1-2 minutes depending on taste preference. You can vary the quantity of tea depending on your tastes. Each portion of tea can be infused 3 additional times.
- Chinese name: 霍山黄芽
- Other names: Yellow Buds
- Origin Place: Huo Shan mountains of Anhui Province
- Harvest time: Spring, 2015.
- Mixtures of downy single bud and one-bud-two-leaves varieties.
- A slight nutty taste followed by a lingering sweet after-taste
- Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)
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Read more about Yellow Tea in in our Tea Blog: Yellow Tea – Imperial Tribute Tea You Should Know About