Despite its low popularity, Yellow tea is discovered every day by more people, who find in it a very different flavor from the rest of teas and many benefits.
It has a defined body, with a somewhat bittersweet taste, which is present at the tip of the tongue.
Ideal for those who do not like the typical taste of tea.
Also called the tea of the Five Dynasties, it was created by Buddhist and Taoist monks, who, for many years, were the exclusive consumers of this type of tea.
It comes from China, a country that is currently the only one that produces and markets it.
Although it does not have much popularity among the Chinese, it does have a long tradition.
The variety owes its color and flavor to the processing to which the leaves of Camellia sinensis are subjected.
These are exposed to a fairly short fermentation that is stopped with dry heat.
When the catechins present in tea are oxidized, they produce theaflavins, also called “yellow gold”, hence their peculiar yellowish color.
The most precious of them all is the Jun Shan Yin Chin. Other types are the Chun Shan Yin Zhen, Huang, and Mao Chien.