Review: Tea Adventure Huo Shan Yellow Buds

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Thumbs up!"This tea is subtle but not demanding, it’s well rounded profile being soothing and satisfying. A great buy, especially for those new to the world of yellow teas. "
Sophie’s Teaview: 8.1/10
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teaadventureyellowbudYellow tea is quite rare. It’s produced like a green tea, with the addition of a final step: fermenting the leaves. This particular offering comes to us from Huo Mountain, located in the Chinese province of Anhui. Only the youngest leaves have been picked to produce this organic tea. Looking at my sample, the slender, olive green leaves are indeed small and dainty looking. They are quite well preserved – there is even some down floating around. Their scent is sweet and straight forward, mixing grass, honey and vanilla notes.

I brew this tea following Tea Adventure’s directions, infusing 3 grams of leaf in 250ml of water heated to 70 degrees Celsius for 1 minute. The resulting cup barely has any colour or aroma to it. Taste-wise, it’s also very mild, but not lacking in anyway. The beginning to middle of the sip is vaguely buttery, with a touch of mineral flavour. The finish is sweet, combining fresh green bean, challah and cinnamon notes. The flowery aftertaste lingers gently on the tongue. Soft, smooth and round in mouth, this cup is like a lullaby.

I steep the leaves again for 2 minutes. The aroma is quite changed, displaying smoky barbecue notes. The tea is also much more wine-like now, with a drying grape flavour coming forward. There are also some interesting honey and chamomile tones. It reminds me of some silver needle teas, but sweeter. The results are complex and odd, but endearing.

I try a third infusion following a 3 and a half minute-long steep. Again the tea is soft, smooth and sweet, much like the first brew. However, a slight bitterness appears in the finish as it cools. The cup is also getting a bit watery tasting, so I decide to call it a day.

This offering is very reasonably priced, considering the quality of the leaves. I can definitely see myself turning to this tea at the end of a long day. It’s subtle but not demanding, it’s well rounded profile being soothing and satisfying. This tea is a great buy, especially for those new to the world of yellow teas.

— To purchase Tea Adventure Huo Shan Yellow Buds, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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