Yellow tea was more common in China many years ago, but due to its laborious processing, it lost popularity to more accessible green teas and has become quite rare.
These leaves, grown in Anhui Province in early May, are fired in a series of two woks at different temperatures, then gently hand-rolled. The final step is a slow drying—up to a few days—over charcoal heat, closely monitored to avoid burning. Unlike a green tea, it oxidizes slightly during this process, producing a distinctive, roasted yellow tea flavor. The pale liquor belies a complex yet delicate vegetal taste that lingers through many infusions.
An In Pursuit of Tea exclusive, and one we’re thrilled to have back in stock.
Tasting Notes: almond, squash blossom, charcoal
Harvest Season: Spring 2019
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This tea has a complex flavor. It is both light and rich, with a hint of roast. So lovely.
Yellow teas are fantastic, but very hard to obtain, even in China. This tea is extraordinarily mellow and fragrant. I will buy more.
A delicious distillation of vegetal green tea. Not too strong, not at all bitter. Love this!
It’s lovely. Interesting and fresh.
I have had several different teas from In Pursuit of Tea and have always been happy with my purchase. This latest tea - Spring Fortune - was recommended in a Serious Eats post.
IPOT stands for quality in every cup. I love this tea!