We do not currently stock Yellow Tea. But being that it is available through select outlets and is becoming more popular we wanted to include it here.
Yellow Tea is considered to be a very rare tea due to where it is grown, how it is harvested and the intensive processing it goes through. It is only produced in China. Care should be taken with purchasing from reputable vendors – some poorer quality green teas are being passed off as yellow tea.
Yellow Tea gets its name from the straw, yellow, colored liquor it produces. Its flavor is smooth & sweet, clean & floral without the grassy flavor of green tea.
Yellow tea is produced in much the same way as green tea. Except there is an additional step included. It is also partially oxidized through this process. This additional step is called men huan which means “sealing yellow”.
To prepare Black Tea:
1 tsp ~ 8 oz water ~ 175 F ~ 1-3 minutes
May be infused multiple times with longer steeping times with each infusion.