Golden Bud (Huangjinya) belongs to the Camellia family, and the genus name is Camellia. Golden Bud is a new variety of light-sensitive, yellow variant green tea. Due to its scarcity, difficulty in cultivation, and high cost of management and maintenance, it is known as the “Panda in Tea” by the industry. The golden bud is made from the fresh leaves of the golden bud variety tea tree, so it shows the preciousness of this tea even more.
As early as 1996, a tea farmer in Yuyao, Ningbo City, accidentally found a branch with yellow leaves in the tea garden, which was particularly conspicuous among the green tea trees. Wang Kairong, a senior agronomist from Ningbo Forestry Bureau, decided to conduct research on cutting cultivation. Then, scientific research promotion institutions such as Zhejiang University Tea Research Institute joined the ranks of research one after another. According to the measurement, the amino acid content of Golden Bud is as high as 9%, while the amino acid content of white tea is 5%-7%, and the amino acid content of ordinary green tea is 3%-4%.
Golden Bud Tea has won the market with its golden leaf color and unique quality. It has set off an upsurge in the development of yellow tea in tea areas across the Chinese country. Within five years, nearly 100 tea-producing counties in more than 10 provinces across China have introduced Golden Bud Tea, and the planting base has exceeded 10,000 mu.