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Yellow Goddess of Mercy from Old Ways Tea . . .

This tea sample came to me in a crisp, red and gold package with simple, symbolic instructions and the tea’s name: Huang Guan Yin or Yellow Goddess of Mercy. With a name like that, it certainly felt special to crack the seal on the red and gold foil and pour the lovely dark tea leaves into my teapot.  The dry leaves smelled faintly musky, like newly-turned earth, but were otherwise very mild. I did a little more research on brewing tips beyond the information on the package and found that this is a wuji oolong, meant to be steeped for Read More

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Golden Dragon Yellow Tea from Teavana

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Yellow Where to Buy: Teavana Tea Description: We are proud to offer one of the rarest teas in the world; our limited edition yellow tea direct from China. The name ‘yellow’ tea refers not only to the unique processing and the lovely, bright golden infusion color, but due to its rarity it is also associated with the imperial yellow worn exclusively by emperors for centuries. Unlike any tea you have tasted before, at first sip it evokes the exquisite pleasure of everyday luxuries. Captivating high floral notes mingle with a smooth honeyed body and a subtle creamy, buttery Read More

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Meng Ding Huang Ya Yellow Tea from Camellia Sinensis

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Yellow Where to Buy: Camellia Sinensis Tea Description: This yellow tea composed almost entirely of buds comes from Sichuan province.Its magnificent young shoots are selected before being covered with the fine hairs typical of that grade of imperial picking! Its light yellow liquor is sweet and tasty. Bold hazelnut aromas are complemented by hints of vanilla and herbs. The finish is supported by its creamy texture and sweet taste. In the tradition of great teas – preferably to be enjoyed in a Gaiwan in a careful ambiance! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Stream of Read More

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Huang Ya Yellow Tea from Nan Nuo Shan

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Yellow Where to Buy:  Nan Nuo Shan Tea Description: A truly original yellow tea produced according to a traditional recipe in an ancient Chinese tea region. The sprouts are picked when still tiny and tender to be carefully processed in small batches. The taste is very clear and rich, refreshing but not fresh. Warm, brisk and mineral with hints of hay and a pleasant, slightly sweet, aftertaste. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: For those of you who are familiar with my love of tea, you are probably aware that yellow tea is my favorite variety of tea.  So Read More

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Sweetfern Tonic Tea from The Algonquin Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Herbal/Functional Tisane Where to Buy:  Algonquin Tea Co.  Tea Description: Delicious daily tonic formulated to assist every major organ in the cleansing of toxins. Immune boost and detox. Great iced tea. Tastes similar to black tea Learn more about this tea here. Learn more about subscribing to Postal Teas here. Taster’s Review: The above description suggests that this tisane tastes similar to black tea.  And despite this ‘promise’ – I found myself still hesitant to try it because … well, because it’s a tisane.  And I know that I’ve mentioned more than once or twice my Read More