Huoshan Huang Ya is a classic tea from China that isn't very common in the US. The process to produce this tea is similar to green tea, but the 'men huang' (seal yellow) step is added to mellow the green tea chlorophyll/green flavor profile. Men huang is performed by heaping & covering with occasional application of steam. This produces a tea that has a unique flavor and mouthfeel, the tasting notes are: white pepper, asparagus and a smoothness some called “waxiness”
Plant: Camellia sinensis var. sinensis cultivar 'Huoshan Morning'
Origin: Huoshan County, LuAn City, Anhui Province, China
Harvest Date: 04/10/2015
Plucking Standard: bud and first leaf
Process: Wither, Fix Kill Green, Heaping, Drying
Brewing Parameters: 185F for 2 min, 5 steeps