There are ‘Yellow tea’ out in the market but they are actually Huang Ya (shown in small glass), which means Yellow Bud green tea. The name of the tea is Yellow Bud, but it is green tea processing, not yellow tea processing. According to Mr. Dai, the artisan specializing in yellow processing, these little leaf buds can not withstand the high fire wok required for the yellow processing.
#yellow tea #green tea
Yellow tea, an extinct type of processing that preserves a green tea better, removes any trace of astringency, and lives on now at the hands of only one family. I am here at the remotest of the remote, a tiny, 100 family village on top of a mountain in Anhui called Huang Jian village.
#yellow tea # green tea
I have just discovered what is above Premium, King’s, and Competition grade teas:
Leader Grade 領袖級
The grade of tea fitting to grease the palms of the Communist government official and make life outstanding in China.#premium tea #China leadership #china tea
We have a word for this in Chinese: Luohou落後，meaning left back. It’s a derogatory term for First World countries to describe Third World countries. Here I am in a United Airlines flight, for the first time, no entertainment system of my own, a shared monitor up ahead from the 1970s. America has arrived to luohou. I forgot that an economy seat for a normal Asian airline means at least business class on UA. And they served Kettle chips for breakfast….
This year I will be travelling to Hong Kong, Anhui, Fuding, and Anxi for the new harvest!
Off to China for the new harvest, stay tuned for the daily posts!