Yellow tea is a rare and prestigious blend produced by gently steaming green tea through a damp cloth. This slightly oxidizes the leaves and gives the tea its characteristic yellow color. In terms of flavor, The best yellow teas capture the subtle bitterness of green tea, with sharper and more distinct overtones. Yellow tea was reported to be the drink of choice for the Imperial Chinese court.
The most famous variety of yellow tea is Houshan Huang Ya tea, which you can purchase at our online store in loose packets or teabag form.