Tea Research Institutes in China and Taiwan are constantly trying to create new and better tea tree cultivars, and launching a new tea tree cultivar takes many years of research and experiments. Fujian Agricultural Sciences Tea Research Institute launched the new development by crossbreeding from Tie Guan Yin (F) and Huang Yen (M) in 1977 to 1997. It registered as a tea tree cultivar, Huang Guan Yin (Camellia sinensis cv. Huangguanyin) in Fujian in 1998 and won the 2nd award prize from the science and technology assessment. It was official introduced in 2002, so we can consider as a pretty new member to the Camellia sinensis va sinensis family. The plantation areas of Huang Guan Yin has expanded from Fujian Province to other provinces in China.
Huang Guan Yin is a small size bush-type tea tree of mid-size leaves, the color young buds is in yellowish green color. The youngest buds available for picking at end of March to early April for quality picking of 1 bud with 2 leaves. Based on the quality of 1 bud with 2 leaves, it contains 31.9% Polyphenols, 3.5% Amino acids, 3.5% Caffeine, 42.8% dissolvable water extracts; It combines the unique flavor and taste from both Tie Guan Yin and Huang Yen, suitable to produce excellent quality green tea, Tie Guan Yin oolong to black tea.Huang Guan Yin Honey Yellow is an unique higher fermented yellow tea made from Huang Guan Yin tea tree cultivated in Hunan. Using the premium quality of 1 bud with two young leaves and was processed through an unique innovative process that combines the unique shake green process in Oolong Tea, the fermentation process in Black Tea with the traditional piling fermentation process in Yellow Tea and then going through the rolling process.
|Criteria||Dried Leaf||Tea Liquor|
|Color||Dark, almost like black tea with a mixture of golden tips||Due to the increase of fermentation , so the color of tea liquor is in mild yellowish brown color|
|Shape||Half ball shape as oolong||1 golden tip bud with 2 leaves|
|Flavour||Refreshing with flora and caramel aroma||With delightful caramel sweetness, almost like honey, with the blending of flora aroma|
|Taste||Mild and gentle|
|Final sensation||The mouth is full with gentle flavor and taste, the taste of astringent comes in very gentle slow path that stimulates the fluid from both sides in the mouth|
|Leaves vs. water||3g : 150ml (1g : 50ml)|
|Brewing||1st infusion: 30-45 seconds, 2nd/3rd: 20-30 seconds, afterwards can increase the infusion time to your taste.|
|Suggested tea ware||Porcelain gaiwan or small teapot|