This small and rare category of tea is very significant in traditional Chinese tea. Two to three yellow teas have frequently been listed on China’s Ten Famous Teas list, saying volumes about the appreciation of yellow tea among the most influential patrons.
Yellow teas are micro-fermented where the semi-dry leaves are “yellowed” in a non-enzymatic browning. This allows the creation of a unique category of tea that is similar to green but usually rounder and smoother with deeper notes like grains and corn.
Learn more about Yellow Tea with our Tea Fundamentals.