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Last Updated: Aug. 23, 2017 

About Huangya

Huoshan Huangya, Loose-Leaf Yellow Tea Leaves, © Iateasquirrel (Wikipedia), CC BY-SA 3.0.
Huangya (黃牙), meaning yellow buds, is a type of yellow tea made out of exclusively or mostly buds, making it a tippy tea. Huangya is typically considered a rare tea, and tends to be pricey as it is produced only in small batches. However, this tea is grown in a number of different regions of China. The two most well-known types of this tea are Huoshan huangya (癨山黃牙) and Meng Ding huang ya (蒙頂黃芽).

Huo shan is sometimes written Hu Shan; this variety is grown near mount Huo in Anhui, China. This variety is somewhat similar to Huang Shan mao feng, a mao feng green tea grown in the same region. This tea is frequently described as having a light, peppery quality. Meng Ding huang ya is produced in the region near mount Meng in Sichuan province.

Some huangya is grown on Mo Gan Mountain, in Zhejiang Province, near Huzhou City. This tea is called Mogan huangya(莫干黃芽). Huangya is also produced in Hunan province.

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80 / 100
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I could taste the quality in this tea. It had an even, rounded, smooth flavor. It was sweet and consistent with notes of sweet corn and sweet peas. It had a richness to it as well. I tasted no bitterness and I don't recall much of any astringency, even after brewing it several times. I enjoyed it, but these flavors are...

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90 / 100
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The aroma of the dry leaves is quite sweet, there are notes of lightly roasted sweet corn, gently roasted sesame seeds, bamboo leaves, and a tiny hint of tomato leaves. At the finish of the sniff there is a hint of smoke. It is odd, every yellow tea I have had has had that tiny hint of smoke at the finish, I find that ...

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63 / 100
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This is the first yellow tea I've sampled and in many respects it resembles a green tea.

The aroma is fairly rich; there are some of the grassy tones that characterize many green teas, but these are weak and in the background. A bit peppery like Upton describes, and also a bit perfumey. Subtle, but with a lot of d...

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Huo Shan Yellow Buds

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Huangya
Region:Huoshan, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Huoshan Huang Ya Yellow Tea

Brand:What-Cha
Style:Huangya
Region:Huoshan, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Huo Shan Huang Ya Yellow Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Huangya
Region:Huoshan, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

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