Yellow Tea

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Yellow tea is a famous tea from China.  This tea was most commonly saved for Emperors and royal families, so these tea were processed in small batches due to the Chinese reverence for the yellow color of the dry leaves and liquor.  Yellow tea is processed similarly to Green tea.  However, the leaves of the fixed tea are wrapped in cloth or paper in order for the leaves to mellow through slight oxidation as the chlorophyll breaks down.  Chinese Yellow tea is still rare today and should be seriously investigated before purchasing.  Yellow teas have a flavor profile somewhere in between White and Green.

Jun Shan Yin Zhen, or Silver Needle (but not the White tea Silver Needle!), is a Yellow tea from the Hunan Province and is one of the rarest Yellow teas.  It is a thick long bud tea with a bright yellowish green color for the dry leaves.

Mo Gan Huang Ya, or Mo Gan Yellow Buds, is another yellow tea with curly darkish green dry leaves that turn bright yellowy green when steeped.  This liquor has a greenish yellow color.

Meng Ding Huang Ya, or Yellow Bud, is another bud tea with  a light green color when dry.  This tea has a golden liquor and a sweet mild flavor.

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If you’re a fan of Yellow tea, tell us what you’d like to try and we’ll look into sourcing it!  Have a favorite flavor profile?  Let us know below!

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