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A different type of a Misty Peak (Meng Ding) these leaves offer an array of yellow buds. It is Huang Ya in the form of a long straight leaf rather than curls. Its dry aroma is fruity, while the liquor is light yellow, with toasty, nutty, warming notes.
This tea contains a low level of caffeine | Steep at 170° for 2-3 minutes.
Meng Ding Huang Ya is cultivated in the foggy mountains Mount Meng, where tea farming dates back to the Han Dynasty, over two millennia ago. Meng Ding Huang Ya was an Imperial Tribute Tea during the Tang Dynasty and was recorded in numerous important books.
Only the leaves that have been picked in the peaks of Mount Meng can be considered as true Meng Ding Huang Ya. The tea from Mt. Meng Ding must be hand-harvested sooner than many other places and begins as early as late February.