I tried again, this time (cold) brewed a little stronger. This time around the tea flavor is both obvious and enjoyable. I don’t know if I had just not been using enough tea or if the tea itself needs to be brewed a little longer on the whole.
These delicate sets of a bud and a single leaf are carefully processed to give a pale yellow liquor. This is achieved by stretching out the drying process by drying the tea in muslin sacks rather than on an open drying table. The aroma of our organic Sparrow Tongue Yellow Tea reminds of a delicate Dragonwell, however much more floral. The flavor is rather floral, as well, with little astringency.
Because of the infusion’s yellow color, this tea is often referred to in China as a “yellow tea,” however we’ve categorized it as a green tea due to its similar manufacturing process (particularly its lack of oxidation). The leaf separates from the bud when brewed, forming a forked sparrow’s tongue – thus the name.
We’re tea enthusiasts with a lot of passion. Passion for top quality tea, the environment, fair trade, and our community. We started Arbor Teas in Ann Arbor, Michigan, intent on creating a tea company as passionate as we are. Our passion is reflected in every aspect of Arbor Teas. You’ll certainly notice it in the exceptional collection of teas we offer - one of the largest catalogs of USDA certified organic teas around, nearly three-quarters of which are Fair Trade Certified®.
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