Fragrant Sprout (Xiang Ya)

Tea type
Yellow Tea
Ingredients
Yellow Tea Leaves
Flavors
Grass, Sweet, Vegetable Broth, Vegetal, Fruity, Dry Grass
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Caffeine
Medium
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec 11 oz / 340 ml

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  • “This is the first yellow tea I’ve tried. It’s very mild and would be great when my tummy isn’t fond of anything strong. Like others, I’m not so sure about fruity notes, but it’s smooth and yummy...” Read full tasting note
    75
  • “This is my first yellow tea, and I have to say, I really like it! I’m not picking up any of the stone fruits mentioned in the description, but it’s vegetal, satisfying, and rich in the mouth. No...” Read full tasting note
  • “num, just right for a quiet evening in catching up on my CW (LOVE The 100!) with the fam. this is the first yellow tea i’ve had, and it is hitting the spot. it is reminiscent of a rich sencha,...” Read full tasting note
    83
  • “If you like yellow tea, then this is one you have to try. I was so happy when this arrived in my Steepster select box this month. Brews up a beautiful light yellow, and if you leave it for the full...” Read full tasting note
    95

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We are excited to showcase a rare style of tea – the famed yellow tea of Anhui, China. Similar in taste and appearance to green tea, our Fragrant Sprout undergoes additional processing which imparts it with notes of fruit and baked earth and the iconic clear, yellow liquor.

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6 Tasting Notes

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99 tasting notes

This is the first yellow tea I’ve tried. It’s very mild and would be great when my tummy isn’t fond of anything strong. Like others, I’m not so sure about fruity notes, but it’s smooth and yummy all the same.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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This is my first yellow tea, and I have to say, I really like it! I’m not picking up any of the stone fruits mentioned in the description, but it’s vegetal, satisfying, and rich in the mouth. No astringency, and a little sweetness lingers in my mouth.

Flavors: Grass, Sweet, Vegetable Broth, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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186 tasting notes

num, just right for a quiet evening in catching up on my CW (LOVE The 100!) with the fam. this is the first yellow tea i’ve had, and it is hitting the spot. it is reminiscent of a rich sencha, but nowhere near as brothy. i do quite like it, although i don’t know that i’d buy more of this particular brand – i’d be happy to try other yellow teas, however.

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131 tasting notes

If you like yellow tea, then this is one you have to try. I was so happy when this arrived in my Steepster select box this month. Brews up a beautiful light yellow, and if you leave it for the full 2 minutes recommended brew time (175 to 185 degrees F ) it yields up some amazing flavors and aroma. Although subtle, I definitely get tones of baked fruit and light vegetal background. I have never had a tea that actually has such a silky texture. Warm and soothing all the way down.

Flavors: Fruity, Vegetal

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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2 tasting notes

Smells very vegetal with a light yellow color. Has a light body. Tastes soft and mellow. Very bland. No hints of fruit at all.

Flavors: Dry Grass

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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23 tasting notes

This is a good yellow tea. It isn’t super astringent for me, however I find that it isn’t the most fragrant tea.

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