Yellow tea is produced in very small quantities. The first harvest season, in early spring, produces high quality yellow tea. The second harvest season, later in the year, produces a lower quality tea. The production of yellow tea is similar to that of green tea but has a longer drying process.
Flavor & Color
As a result of this longer drying process, the leaves turn yellow, and the tea doesn’t have the grassy vegetative taste that’s usually distinctive of green teas. The taste is smooth, clean and refreshing.
Put 1-1.5 teaspoon of tea leaves into a strainer in a tea mug. Pour 190°F water over the leaves and steep 2-4 minutes. Experiment with more or less leaves and more or less steeping time to find your perfect taste.
Note: Always use fresh water and always boil the water and let it cool to desired temperature. Bad tasting water will make a bad cup of tea.