Yellow Tea

Yellow Tea

Yellow tea is a rare variety of tea which is slowly gaining recognition in Western countries. It is produced only in China, where it has long traditions. As the name suggests, yellow tea has a yellow, golden appearance, both as unused tea leaves and as the finished, brewed tea.

 

Yellow tea is almost by definition a tea that is fermented, or oxidized, for longer than green tea is, but not completely oxidized like black or oolong tea. The drying phase is slower, and the damp tea leaves are left to take on a natural, light yellow color. Because the process of making proper yellow tea is tedious and time-consuming, this variety is the least produced and probably the least known of the teas. It is easier for the tea farmers to simply make green tea, which is perceived as more marketable. While not as prestigious as white tea, yellow tea is to this day very rare, even in China.

 

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  1. Spring Bud Yellow Tea

    Spring Bud Yellow Tea

    Murchie's Spring Bud Yellow Tea - Only the best silvery buds are selected for this rare and delicate tea. Historically, yellow teas were reserved for royalty: we think this tea would meet their approval.

    Light/Delicate Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

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  2. Fragrant Bud Yellow Tea

    Fragrant Bud Yellow Tea

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    Murchie's Fragrant Bud Yellow Tea. Fresh and flowery in aroma and flavour, this tea doesn't have the green vegetable flavours found in some green teas. Beautiful long, curly yellow leaves.

    Medium Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

    Please note that this product is temporarily out of stock.

    Next expected date of availability: Summer 2015

    We apologize for the inconvenience.

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