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Huoshan Yellow Bud Tea

Huoshan Yellow Bud Tea

Regular price $16.50

For yellow tea producers like Cheng Fang, courting a healthy balance of microorganisms in soil, air, and plants is vital to Men Huang (闷黄), the defining "sealing" production step where small batches of freshly fired tea leaves, still warm and moist, are wrapped in cloth and left to rest in their own steam over the course of hours. This mellows astringent bite, incubates new aromatic compounds, and physically yellows the fresh green leaf. Yellow tea’s intensive craft means that it has dipped from popularity in recent years—despite Huoshan Yellow Bud being one of the specific teas the sage Lu Yu names in his eighth century ‘Classic of Tea.’

Tasting Notes: Water chestnut, custard, white pepper

Region: Jin Zhu Ping, Anhui, China

Producer: Cheng Fang

Brewing Recommendation: 5g tea | 340 mL water | 180°F | 3:00 min

Weight: 20g

Sourced by Spirit Tea (Chicago, IL)