Meng Ding Huang Ya

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Yellow Tea
Yellow Tea Leaves
Biting, Black Pepper, Butter, Corn Husk, Cream, Hazelnut, Herbaceous, Herbs, Lemon, Nutty, Roasted, Vanilla, Peanut, Roast nuts
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180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 6 oz / 168 ml

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From Camellia Sinensis

This yellow tea composed almost entirely of buds comes from Sichuan province. Its magnificent young shoots are selected before being covered with the fine hairs typical of that grade of imperial picking! Its light yellow liquor is sweet and tasty. Bold hazelnut aromas are complemented by hints of vanilla and herbs. The finish is supported by its creamy texture and sweet taste. In the tradition of great teas – preferably to be enjoyed in a Gaiwan in a careful ambiance

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14 tasting notes

This is a great yellow tea. It is bold and complex, very buttery and it develops some quiet peppery notes during additional steeping. The infusion is perfectly clear and intensely yellow.

175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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4334 tasting notes

Beginning to wonder if the string of bad tea experiences I had today relates more to the fact I had a really bad/depressing day in general and less to the quality of the tea itself, ’cause even my Gong Fu session of this tea (one I usually adore) was less than satisfactory and just fell really, really flat…

Which is a shame because I pulled it out in the first place to brighten my mood and redeem the more lousy cuppas I’ve been having today.


Sorry to hear that :( Hope it gets better.


Mood totally affects tea. For me anyhow. Hugs xo


I’m sorry to hear that, Roswell. :(

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2201 tasting notes

Another I removed from the Lewis & Clark teabox as there was one serving left. I tried to steep this tea like the other yellow tea I tried before, though the leaves look different. These kind of look like sencha leaves, wide and flat, but the color is a dustier muted light grey. There ended up being two teaspoons of leaves here which I used the last time for the yellow tea anyway. The dry leaves certainly have a nutty aroma!

Steep #1 // 20 min after boiling // 2 min steep
This one is much different from the other yellow tea that was entirely lemon (like a lemon dusted cake or something). This one is mostly like a mao feng type green tea, nutty creamed corn flavor but there are hints of the faintest lemon in the aftertaste. The tea does leave my mouth a little dry, but it’s an okay flavor. Maybe not as nice as a green tea and certainly not as nice as the other yellow tea I tried (maybe because it was so different).

Steep #2 // 20 min a.b. // 2-3 min
This cup wasn’t as good. A little bitey. It’s odd when I find second steeps of white teas are amazing but second steeps of yellow teas (at least the two I’ve tried) haven’t been memorable. Of course, I could be steeping them incorrectly.

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518 tasting notes



sort of roasty and nutty. somewhat sweet. kind of creamy taste to it.

After I had it western style, I saw that people did this in a gaiwan gongfu and I bet that would be great. Ah well.

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168 tasting notes

Hazelnut, butter, vanilla and a slight herbal taste…this is a wonderful tea. One to be steeped in a Gaiwan starting at 30 seconds and then to be enjoyed over and over again in multiple steeps. A delightful tea for a time of pondering…best straight and on its own.

Flavors: Butter, Hazelnut, Herbaceous, Vanilla

180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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294 tasting notes

The directions on the bag said 5 mins?! I listened, and wow I knew that was way too long. It’s become a bitter bitter and astringent. Theres also a nutty quality. Also some vegetal and roasted smell. I know see the gaiwan method, and will use the last of my sample on trying that method.

185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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