The World Is a Tea Party Presents: Your Guide to Some Teas of China – Yellow Teas


Yellow Teas (黄茶)


This more rare tea type has been virtually unknown in non-Asian countries but is gaining in popularity. Currently, it is only produced in China, where it has a long history. The tea leaves and liquid tend to be more yellowish in color due to an extra step in processing freshly harvested leaves. That step is called “Sealed Yellowing” (闷黄) and involves a slow oxidation, making the tea non-grassy tasting and more sweet, mellow, somewhat yellow in color than green tea.

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See also: The Tea Provinces of China

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