Leaf Type: Yellow
Where to Buy: East Pacific Tea Co.
Yellow tea is one of the rarest types of tea to touch the earth. Halfway between white and green, this tea provides the best of both worlds: high in antioxidants and rich in flavor.
Learn more about this tea here.
Yellow tea is my favorite tea, so I am always excited when the opportunity presents itself to try one that I’ve not yet tasted. This is a fantastic yellow with its delicate, creamy taste and a hint of nutty flavor in the background.
It has a silky mouthfeel to it, but I notice that it is not as prominent a mouthfeel as I’ve come to expect from a yellow tea, and there is a hint of tangy astringency that was also quite unexpected. Neither of these things are bad or render this beautiful yellow tea “off” in any way, it just makes it a little different than the rest.
The tea is sweet with brown sugar-ish kind of notes – it is very pleasant and ties in well with the aforementioned nutty tones of this tea. There is a vegetative note that arrives about mid-sip, and it is reminiscent of steamed bitter greens with a touch of butter.
It’s quite a delicious tea, sweet yet savory, and an absolute pleasure to sip.