No. 912 Leizu's Golden Silk

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Mellow and sweet yellow tea with a smooth mouth feel.
honey, nectar, linden blossoms

Yunnan, China

No. Infusions 2
Amount (tsp. / ml) 2 / 250
Temperature 70 °C

Named after the Yellow emperors wife Leizu, the mother of silk, this yellow specialty is considered a tribute to tea and appreciated for its bright taste and silky-smooth character. It takes the tea master up to three days of roasting, wrapping and cooling, to reach that perfect oxidation level.

Yellow tea is the rarest category of tea which dates back to the Qing Dynasty, where the finest teas were offered to Emperors as a tribute. It’s multi-faceted and time consuming production conversed in the resulting complex taste and smooth character, makes this tea highly sought after.

Yellow tea is a lightly oxidised tea that sits between green and white levels of oxidation. It is traditionally made with leaf buds picked in early spring. Once the buds are picked and transported to the tea processing factory, the withering stage is stopped with heat, a process termed “fixation” also seen in green tea production. From here small batches of tea are wrapped in special cloth and left to cool down. In intervals, the tea bundles are opened, the leaves heated or “fixed” and wrapped up to cool again. This stage named “post-oxidation” is unique to yellow tea and can take 3 to 4 days to reach the desired level of oxidation. Once reached, the bundles are opened and “fixed” for the final time before being left to dry in the final stage of production. Such complex and entirely manual production makes a truly remarkable tea for tea enthusiasts.

honey, nectar, linden blossoms
Pure yellow tea
EU Standard

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