Yellow Tea

November 29, 2017

This is a rare treat.  Usually reserved for royalty in generations past, this is still a difficult type of tea to get your hands on in the United States.

After Withering

No rolling or bruising takes place.

Oxidation

Leaves are put under a warm towel for a while to trap moisture. Over time the leaves change color because the chlorophyll is broken down (as it’s oxidized).

Fixing

To stop oxidation (or denature), leaves are baked to roughly 150° F.

Drying

Dried on racks to ensure uniform drying and time of drying.






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