Yellow Tea

Like most techniques for making tea, there are arguments over the exact beginnings of the yellow tea style. Few in number, the elusive yellow teas have always developed in isolated instances in areas that were already famous for producing green tea, like Huo Shan in Anhui or Meng Ding Shan in Sichuan.   Although there is a long history in these regions of producing green tea, it’s speculated that yellow tea only began to be produced  in the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). Yellow teas are made for the appreciation of locals and have never had a broad market presence. Growing out of an elaboration of green tea techniques, the process for making yellow tea is time consuming and difficult. Thus for the thousand kinds of green tea, there are only three kinds of yellow tea that survive today.

Recently consumer preference has favored teas with vibrant green leaves and cup color. Because yellow tea loses its verdant appearance in processing, this market trend has contributed to its decline. Now, even famous yellow teas are now produced with green tea processing techniques to meet market demand. Leaves once used to make traditional yellow teas are no longer processed as such at the cost of abandoning the traditional skill. In industry terms, yellow teas produced to be green are referred to as Lu Zhen or Green Needle, conversely yellow teas produced in their original style are typed Huang Zhen or Yellow Needle.  Read more...

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Jun Shan Yin Zhen Organic Yellow Tea 2013

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Soft sweetness that continues over many infusions. A great tea for people with sensitive stomachs.


Our price: $25.16

Jun Shan Yin Zhen Organic Yellow Tea 2014

This tea has a soft sweetness that continues over many infusions. A great tea for people with sensitive stomachs.


Our price: $39.00

Meng Ding Huang Ya (Yellow Buds) Organic Yellow Tea 2012

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This lightly oxidized tea has a mild flavor without the grassy smell associated with green tea.


Our price: $7.33
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Meng Ding Huang Ya (Yellow Buds) Organic Yellow Tea 2013

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This lightly oxidized tea has a mild flavor without the grassy smell associated with green tea.


Our price: $11.00

Meng Ding Huang Ya (Yellow Buds) Organic Yellow Tea 2014

This lightly oxidized tea has a mild flavor without the grassy smell associated with green tea.


Our price: $14.66

Mo Gan Huang Ya (Mo Gan Yellow Buds) Organic Yellow Tea 2012

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Mo Gan Huang Ya is a wonderful tea for every time of day. This sweet full flavored tea is low in caffeine and is perfect for people with sensitive stomachs.


Our price: $8.94

Mo Gan Huang Ya (Mo Gan Yellow Buds) Organic Yellow Tea 2013

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Mo Gan Huang Ya is a wonderful tea for every time of day. This sweet full flavored tea is low in caffeine and is perfect for people with sensitive stomachs.


Our price: $13.41
Market price: $17.88 save 25%

Mo Gan Huang Ya (Mo Gan Yellow Buds) Organic Yellow Tea 2014

Mo Gan Huang Ya is a wonderful tea for every time of day. This sweet full flavored tea is low in caffeine and is perfect for people with sensitive stomachs.


Our price: $17.88

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