I’ve heard about yellow tea, but I can’t find any online stores that sell it. Has anyone ever had any? Where do you buy it? I’m so curious, but can’t seem to find any information.
I don’t know much about yellow teas, but I’ve seen it on TeaGschwendner’s site:
Jing also has it. They’re a UK company, but they’ll ship to the US.
Hopefully someone else will have more info for you. That’s all I got!
I’ve been curious about it for a while now too! Here’s a quick but seemingly through summary: http://www.yellowtea.net/
Apparently it tastes like green tea without the grassiness, and is brewed like white.
It sounds like yellow tea would be perfect for me, since I don’t like green tea only because of it’s grassy taste.
Thanks! Now I just need to find out where to buy it. Hopefully it’s not killer expensive.
I was able to find some when I visited LA’s Chinatown.
Royal Silver Needle Yellow.
I wrote three notes on it, here:
Hope that helps a bit. Keep an eye out, I might have it again tonight.
People confuse me… I’ve seen yellow tea categorized as a green, white, and oolong! There is so much contradictory info, I wish people would get it straight. But then again some people call pu erh a black tea… Here’s a great article I found: http://www.sevencups.com/about-tea/yellow-tea/
Rishi has one http://www.rishi-tea.com/store/ancient-yellow-buds-organic-fair-trade-yellow-tea.html (I haven’t tried it yet so I can’t tell you how it is). I have had http://steepster.com/teas/fava-tea-co/7507-kekecha-yellow which is very good. If you’re looking for a sample size, UTI has this one, which is only $2 for 5g. I’ll be including this in my 1st order. http://uptontea.com/shopcart/item.asp?itemID=ZG52&from=searchResults.asp&searchString=&searchOptionMatchAll=1&searchOptionCategory=1&searchOptionItemName=1&searchOptionItemDescription=1&searchOptionDocuments=1&searchOptionLimitCategory=Teas%3EYellow&searchOptionPriceRange=0&sType=item&begin=0
Yeah all these names are confusing. But there is little that can be done :-p Puerh is called black tea by Chinese people. In China, black tea by western sense is called red tea. I don’t see a reason why a yellow tea can be called green, white or oolong. But among all the teas called “silver needle”, some of them are white, and some of them are yellow. Besides, there are white teas that taste like oolong, oolongs that taste like green, puerhs that taste like green. And there are teas that people argue on them for decades whether they should be green, white, or puerh. So I guess we just can’t take names too seriously :-D
@cofftea – This is perfect info, exactly what I was looking for! Thank you! I’ll probably order either Rishi’s, because I’ve ordered from them before & like their service, or Upton’s because sample sizes are the best thing on the planet. : )
@Ginko – I thought I was finally starting to get my teas straight, but I guess everything is a ton more complicated than I thought! I guess you just have to go by what you know tastes good, rather than trying to make sense out of everybody’s inconsistencies. Thanks for your input!
Glad I could help- I look forward to your tasting notes!