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Yellow Flower (Huang Shan Huang Ya) (Spring Harvest)


Steep, jagged mountains cut with gushing springs are home to alpine forests, rich bamboo groves and some of China's finest green and yellow teas.  The Huang Shan Mountains, literally the Yellow Mountains, consists of approximately 75 separate peaks spread across Anhui Province.  High elevations, rich soils, traditional farming practices and tea craftsmanship combine to bring this wonderful yellow tea to market. 

Why we selected this lot.  Our lot offers a smooth and lush floral character.  It is a grade A lot.  The leaves are consistent in shape and size and its coloration bespeaks its fresh flavor.  In tasting, we found this tea delicious and refreshing. Lot # HY8.

Interesting facts about this lot.  It was grown at an approximate elevation of 1200 meters in the Yellow Mountains of Anhui Province.   Tea was harvested in April 2018.  Teas in this area are fed and replenished by abundant fresh water springs that dissect the mountains. Note the very slight golden cast to the leaves.  Yellow teas appear as bright green yet the name comes from the fact after their initial drying & just before firing, they are allowed to an additional step called "man huan" during which the leaves are lightly steamed and then covered with cloth to allow the leaves to absorb additional sweet fragrances and flavors.  This step is known as "sealing the yellow" and is definitive in classifying a tea as yellow.

Taste profile.  Vibrant green leaves are crafted to bring out smooth and lush floral flavors.  Astringency in yellow teas is rare.  Always a refreshing and naturally sweet tea that offers liquor that is strikingly clear and clean. Taste is light, very smooth & vegetal, naturally sweet.

Brewing suggestions.  Use approximately 3 grams per 8 ounces of water at a temperature of 195 degrees F.  Steep for 2 minutes and taste.  Note, this tea does not steep to strong notes but is quite flavorful.  It will steep for longer periods with no astringency.  It will yield multiple steeps.


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Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.

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Yellow teas are usually made with leaves picked either early in the spring or the later "mao feng" pluck.

There is an added step to make a Yellow tea, an extra "steam", which "seals the yellow".

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Silk Road Teas has received the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for their commitment to employ persons with disabilities. Silk Road Teas is committed to improving the quality of life for disabled persons, sharing the belief with ICS that business can substantively help people with disabilities achieve independent lives by providing jobs in an encouraging and supportive environment.

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Our tea boxesare hand packaged by an adult with disabilities. Silk Road Teas remains committed to creating opportunity and jobs in our community.

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