From our SpecialTEA selection a different type of Meng Ding (also known as Misty Peaks) offering an array of yellow buds. Huang Ya shows of long straight leaves and when steeped a light, yellow liquor with toasty, nutty, warming notes.
About the leaves: Grown at 600-1000 meters above sea level the leaves are hand-plucked from 30-year-old trees in early May. The leaves are then fired four times. It is a slightly fermented green tea, which produces a bright yellow cup and is known locally as Ya An Huang Cha (meaning yellow tea).
Ingredients: Green Tea.
Steeping Instructions: use one teaspoon of leaves with for every 8 fl oz 70-80ºC/ 158-170°F water; steep for ~2-3 minutes*.
About the tea: Contains caffeine.
*Tastes are different. The steeping instructions are recommendations, but we suggest experimenting with different steeping temperatures to find your preferred tea taste. Depending on the water quality boiling the water may be advisable. You can let the water cool to the desired temperature.