drank Huoshan Huang Ya by Nannuoshan
956 tasting notes

[Spring 2021 harvest]

Good yellow tea that reminds me of a Dong Ding oolong at times, but it has also got more of fermentation notes and at times more bitterness.

Dry leaf aroma reminds me of a clean barn with its hints of hay, compost and wood as well as of coffee leaves. Wet leaves then smell of canola, fried chicken and mint.

I’ve had two sessions with the tea, one with close to boiling water and one with lower temperatures. I definitely prefer the former due to a better thickness, the liquor has an oily rather than watery texture then. It gets bitter, but not aggressively so, and astringency is never an issue. The tea is brightly nutty, mineral and floral with a pungent sweet aftertaste. It gives off a warm, summery vibe.

Flavors: Apple, Barnyard, Bitter, Coffee, Compost, Floral, Flowers, Hay, Mineral, Mint, Nutty, Oily, Plants, Roasted Chicken, Sap, Sweet, Vegetal

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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