The large twisted "yellow tea" leaves brew to a lovely golden yellow color. It has soft, airy notes and a dry, crisp, fruity character reminiscent of a well-made tippy Darjeeling, but a bit more mellow. Lingering floral notes whisper in the finish.
This tea contains a moderate level of caffeine | Steep at 180° for 2-3 minutes.
Yellow tea is created by partially fermenting the leaves after firing to remove the grassy "greenness" from the tea, thus producing a smoother, sweeter cup. This process is quite time consuming for the tea master, and so is one of the most rare tea types. The resulting brew is typically golden in color and smooth, with gentle fruit notes.