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Yellow teas are a rarity in my cupboard, and in the shops that I normally buy tea in, so when I saw this in The Tea House, Covent Garden, London on my latest visit there, of course I had to snag a 50g packet. The leaves are whole, and huge, and need weighing, to know just how much to use. I brewed it at 70C, as I would a white tea, and the black, light green, yellow, brown leaves opened with a flourish. This tea tastes like a sweet, slightly smokey sheng, with fruit tinges (apricot, a little grape) that round off each sip. The yellow liquid of the tea matches the tea’s name, and makes for a nice evening cup. An interesting experience, which I will likely repeat.

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160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 30 sec
JustJames

i love yellow teas =0)

NofarS

They are still a novelty for me, since they are so hard to come by. Have you tried Norbu’s Darjeeling Yellow tea?

TheTeaFairy

Hmmmm, I’ve only tried one yellow tea (from Tealux), and it’s now a staple in my cupboard…it is soooo sweet and full of different nuances.
I like your description of this one.

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JustJames

i love yellow teas =0)

NofarS

They are still a novelty for me, since they are so hard to come by. Have you tried Norbu’s Darjeeling Yellow tea?

TheTeaFairy

Hmmmm, I’ve only tried one yellow tea (from Tealux), and it’s now a staple in my cupboard…it is soooo sweet and full of different nuances.
I like your description of this one.

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An Israeli computer programmer with a passion for tea (mostly bought in yearly shopping sprees in the UK), particularly black, oolong and white. I don’t generally enjoy flavoured teas or herbal infusions, but if a tea sounds interesting and smells nice I’ll most definitely try it. I drink several cups of tea a day, usually one or two in the morning, another one after lunch and one or two in the evening. My favourite tea so far is Lao Cong Zi Ya from Norbu Tea, but I’m constantly trying new teas. Only in the past year have I branched into Pu’erh and non-roasted oolongs. Finding good tea in Israel is difficult, so I import most of my teas from yearly visits to London, or from online retailers. If you see something in my cupboard that sparks your interest and you would like to swap with me, then please message me. I’m almost always up for a swap.

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