Day 4 of Lion’s Week of Tea challenge
Wednesday | Yellow tea
So I just picked this up the other day. as a free Starbucks reward. Since Teavana os owned by Starbucks, you can get loose tea/a free cup from there instead of a free Starbuck’s coffee. Anyway, I got 28g of Golden Dragon, my second yellow tea. I really like yellow teas, they offer many of the nice parts of green teas but without the grassy/stem flavours and no astringency or bitterness. I’m really liking this yellow tea streak I’m on.
This is a bit less toasty than my other yellow tea (“Yellow Sun” from What-Cha), I actually found it to be a bit like a black tea in that it has a strong and complex flavour with lots of tannins (but not in a bitter or overpowering way). I appreciate the tannins and flavour without the unpleasantness often associated.
There is a bit of a “mineral” taste, but not any specific metals. I do not find it overpowering or distasteful at all.
You can steep this several times, I would say probably 3 small teapots/large mugs.
Flavors: Honey, Mineral, Round, Tannin