An excellent yellow tea from Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) in Anhui, China. Yellow teas are characterised by the fermentation of the leaves, rather than oxidation. They take about a week and considerable skill to make. The leaves will be plucked, and left to wither for a short time, before being panned to kill the enzymes in the leaves and prevent oxidation. They are then rolled to develop flavour, but before drying the wet leaves will be tightly wrapped in cloth bundles and very gently heated. This warm, damp and crucially oxygen-free environment enables the naturally occurring micro-organisms to ferment the tea and develop its distinctive flavour. The tea leaves will usually undergo the fermentation process twice before being dried and sorted. The flavour is delicate and nutty with notes of hay and buttered vegetables. If you haven't tried a yellow tea before, this is a must!
Ingredients || Premium Yellow Tea
Warning, packed in an environment that contains nuts
Caffeine || Yes
Tasting Notes || Delicate and nutty, notes of hay and buttered vegetables.
Brewing Notes || 1 teaspoon per cup, 80ºC, brew for 3 minutes