Leaf Type: Yellow
Where to Buy: Life in Teacup
This is a Yellow Tea made with earliest spring leaves. The oxidation is light. It’s flavor is closed to that of green tea, with more honey sweet aftertaste due to oxidation.
What a remarkable yellow tea. Of course, I’ve loved every yellow tea that I’ve tried, however, there is something about this one that gives it a uniqueness over the others that I’ve tasted. While other yellow teas have a somewhat delicate quality about them, this one seems to be more assertive.
Immediately, I noted the sweetness which is more like a sweet grass kind of flavor during the sip and becomes more honey-like toward the tail and into the aftertaste, revealing a bit of the floral tones of the honey-esque sweetness with the aftertaste. After the first couple of sips, I tasted notes of hay and a delicate earthiness that provided interesting contrast to the honey tones.
As I progressed toward mid-cup, other flavors revealed themselves. I could taste a mild vegetable flavor, reminiscent of lima beans that have been simmered in a kettle for hours … you know, that sweet, buttery lima bean flavor that reminds you of home? The flavor is remarkably smooth, with no bitterness and only a trace of astringency at the tail.
A delicious yellow tea that offers a memorable tea journey from the very first sip right down to the very last drop.