Leaf Type: Yellow
Where to Buy: Mark T. Wendell
This rare yellow tea from China’s Anhui province is comprised of beautiful hand-crafted leaves and downy silver buds. This tea is notable for its rich, full and smooth tasting floral infusion. When brewed, our Yellow Sprouting produces a naturally sweet and refreshingly clean tasting cup of tea.
This Yellow tea is one of the newest additions to the Mark T. Wendell collection of teas. And you know I’m excited about it; yellow Tea is my favorite!
There is just something about yellow tea that no other tea type can seem to duplicate. It has similarities of white tea, green tea and Oolong tea, but, it isn’t quite like any of them … if that makes sense. It has some of the delicate qualities of a white tea (and sometimes a green tea, depending upon the green), it has some of the light vegetative qualities of some green teas, and then it has a similar mouthfeel and smoothness of an Oolong.
This Huo Shan tastes incredibly fresh, and the sprouting buds are tiny. Very young leaves. After infusing, I ate a few of the leaves, and they are very tender to the tooth, and so sweet and gentle tasting.
The light colored liquor is sweet and possesses a grassy taste. It is sweet and refreshing. The mouthfeel is very soft and silky. And it is absolutely incredible.
If you haven’t yet tried yellow tea, you really should. And this Huo Shan Yellow Sprouting Tea is a good place to start!