Yellow tea takes its name from its straw colored liquor. The production process is similar to green tea, but with a unique additional step called men huan, or “sealing yellow.”

After very early spring buds or tips are pan-fired, they are wrapped in special cloth, a step that is repeated several times over a period of up to three days, gently oxidizing the leaves before the final slow charcoal drying. This smothering process pulls the aromas back into the buds and creates a more aromatic and mature tea, free of the “grassy” taste and astringency found in many green teas.


Yellow Teas

Flavor (See descriptions below)
  • Sparrow Tongue: Ingredients: Organic Chinese yellow tea.

    Description: This elegant tea is made of needle-like dark and light leaves that steep a smooth, delicate cup with no astringency.

  • 12-15 cups per ounce

    Steep at 165ºF - 175ºF

    2-4 minutes

    Typically contains light to medium caffeine

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