Yellow Teas


White and yellow teas are among the most subtle.

Yellow Teas

Postby hop_goblin » Jan 3rd, '08, 12:01

Where do you find yello teas! I would love to try some.
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Postby Space Samurai » Jan 3rd, '08, 12:08

Teaspring has some, I believe.

http://www.teaspring.com/white-tea.asp
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Postby hop_goblin » Jan 3rd, '08, 12:14

Cool, I should of known you know where to buy! I also read your newspaper clip on your blog ! I am so jealous! Good for you bro.. I hope you take pics and post it on your blog
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Postby Wesli » Jan 3rd, '08, 14:22

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Postby hop_goblin » Jan 3rd, '08, 14:24

Does anyone know if it is processing or leaf type as to why they are yellow?
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Postby Wesli » Jan 3rd, '08, 14:39

Is the leaf really yellow? I always thought it was more or less green.

Yellow tea is all in the processing. The leaf used is either all early spring buds or mao feng (two leaves and a bud), similar to many greens. The leaf undergoes the same processing as a green up until the initial firing. Then, the leaf is lightly and slowly steamed, then covered with a cloth so the leaf can 'reabsorb it's aromatics' (this step is call men huan, literally: "sealing yellow"). Men huan lasts from a few hours to a few days, so the leaf can develop a greater sweetness and fragrance. After men huan is complete, yellow tea leaf, once again, follows the processing of a green.
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Postby hop_goblin » Jan 3rd, '08, 15:00

Cool, Thanks for the heads up fatal. Very informative
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Postby Space Samurai » Jan 3rd, '08, 23:20

Thanks hop, I plan to.
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Postby hop_goblin » Jan 4th, '08, 10:04

Space Samurai wrote:Thanks hop, I plan to.


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