Huo Shan Huang Ya Plant
Huo Shan Huang Ya Plant (Camellia sinessis) commonly known as the Imperial Tribute Tea or The Yellow Tea is the best quality tea available in whole Asia. It was recorded as 1 of the 14 most celebrated teas during the Tang Dynasty, Huo Shan Huang Ya has its roots emerging from Ming Dynasty. Mainly cultivated in Anhui province of China. It has been the best type of home refreshment. The dry leaves have a shiny looking texture and have a similarity to the Huang Shan Mao Feng tea. When Huo Shan Huang Ya is soaked in water, it gives a refreshing Fresh Bamboo like Scent. The color of this Yellow Tea is light yellow and the aroma is also very mild unlike many other bud type tea.
Taste of Huo Shan Huang Ya
The first infusion gives a sweet and mellow taste with a smooth and thick feel on the taste buds. The second infusion gives a taste which gradually becomesbrisk, just like Green Tea. Combining the flavours of sweet and mellow of yellow tea added with fresh and brisk taste of green tea, This yellow tea is a good choice for both yellow and green tea Enthusiasts. It is particularly famous among women.
Health Benefits of Huo Shan Huang Ya
Huo Shan Huang Ya belongs to the category of tea which are Fermented. During its smothering process ( a slow oxidation process), a good amount of a digestive enzyme is produced which is good for Spleen and Stomach. It is a good home remedy for curing Indigestion, Stimulating appetite and is also effective for people trying to Lose Weight.
The natural occuring substance which has Anti-Cancer and Anti-inflammatory properties is retained upto 85% after the processing. The scientific Research has proved the occurance of Polyphenols, Polysaccharides, Amino Acids and Vitamins which have proved to have special effects on preventing and curing Oesophagean Cancer.
Brewing Suggestions For Huo Shan Huang Ya
The Yellow Tea can be brewed just like the traditional White Tea. Use 1 tablespoon (2 gm) of loose Yellow Tea in 100 gm of Water. The amount of loose tea used can be adjusted as per one’s own wish while the temperature should be controlled at 95 – 100 C. Then Brew for 1 minute. huo shan huang ya can withstand 3-5 Infusions. The second steeping may last for 2 minutes and the third a bit more longer than 60 seconds.
For top quality of huo shan huang ya, other brewing techniques can be used like:
1. Prepare a glass of 200 ml.
2. Pour into 95C water to 1/3rd the capacity of Glass.
3. Add about 2 gm tea into it.
4. Wait for a moment, When the buds of tea start to unfold in the water, fill the whole glass with water.
5. Brew for 1 – 2 minutes before Enjoying.
Chinese Gongfu Method
1. This method requires the use of Haiwan, Pour around 110 ml water.
2. Add 4 gm of Tea leaves
3. Control the temperate at 85-95 C
4. It requires steeping 3- 4 times, with 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s of time respectively between each Steeping.
There are numerous brewing methods for Huo Shan Huang Ya. It is one of the best type of tea available in the market. The average shelf life of Plucked Tea Leaves is 18 months and it is fast gaining a lot of fame Globally.