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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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Huang Ya Imperial Yellow Tea from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Huangya – Region: China
May. 19th, 2018

Yellow tea! I was turned on by the possibility of trying a new variety of tea, one that I had not heard of before. But this was nothing groundbreaking - it seemed to fall in between the green and oolong styles, leaning toward oolong. It was all right, but there were no revelations here. Overpriced imo.

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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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Huang Ya Imperial Yellow Tea

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

Brand:What-Cha
Style:Huangya
Region:Huoshan, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Huo Shan Yellow Buds

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Huangya
Region:Huoshan, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

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