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.
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
Typically contains light to medium caffeine