Huoshan Huangya Yellow tea: ‘Yellow Sprouting’
Huoshan Huangya Yellow tea is a famous (Tribute) tea from Huoshan county in Anhui Province and dates from the Ming dynasty. Yellow tea is known as fresh or spring tea and is a good example of the skill of Chinese tea making. This is one of only a few still made being a rare bud tea, picked before the white downiness appears. It is mild and light having a delicate bamboo-like nose. Unusually it is pan heated then gently steamed for several hours over three days, a process known as sealed yellowing or ‘men huan’ whilst being covered with a cloth to enable the aromas to be re-absorbed. The tea is then pan-fired. It is therefore time-consuming to pick and process in this unique way. The liquor is fresh, sweet with nutty notes. In the cup it is smooth, sweet, vegetal with banana and sweet-corn characteristics. A really beautiful, refreshing tea with a distinctively lush taste. Infuse three grams per cup for four minutes at around 80 degrees C.
Tea from Grey’s Teas
Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.
Sourcing our tea
Huoshan Huangya Yellow Tea has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.
The benefits of loose leaf tea
This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!
There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.
For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.
Storing your tea
Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.
A guide to our tea
At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.