Supreme Yellow Sweet

Tea type
Yellow Tea
Ingredients
Yellow Tea Leaves
Flavors
Honey, Malt, Tannin, Tea, Cocoa, Dark Bittersweet, Milk, Sweet, Thick, Toasty, Chocolate, Cream, Mineral, Round
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Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by Arby
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 18 oz / 533 ml

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  • “Sipdown. Sad to see it go, but I’ve got to make room for the hundreds of samples I seem to have in my possession right now. I’m hoping to go back to Seattle in the next year or two, so I will pick...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thanks to Nicole for this sample! I already had this one in the infuser before I read other tasting notes and saw that this is really a black tea. I was really craving a yellow tea today! I...” Read full tasting note
    77
  • “Another interesting tea from the amazing Sil Contrary to the name this isn’t a yellow tea. This is black. It is sweet though – very sweet. It’s light, it’s malty, it’s sweet. That’s pretty much...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is another from Nicole and another one from a company that i’m not familiar with. This is a malty and sweet tea, and as i understand it, this is a black tea rather than a yellow one. Really...” Read full tasting note
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From Vital Tea Leaf

A high quality yellow tea from south west China. Slightly sweet yellow tea great for digestion yet smooth and subtle enough to be a daily beverage

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6 Tasting Notes

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2556 tasting notes

Sipdown. Sad to see it go, but I’ve got to make room for the hundreds of samples I seem to have in my possession right now. I’m hoping to go back to Seattle in the next year or two, so I will pick up some more of this next time I’m in the city.

Some final notes on this amazing yellow (black?) tea
-very rich, creamy, malt, cocoa flavours but not bitter at all
-never astringent, bitter, sour, or anything else unpleasant
-no vegetal notes at all, this isn’t a green/unprocessed yellow tea
-very, very smooth
-taste of minerals that IMO accompanies the classic “tea” flavour, no hint of salt, moss, soil, or fermentation
-thick mouthfeel
-slightly toasty
-lots of flavourful tannins, tastes like a high grade black tea (because it has the flavour of an oxidized tea), but is a tiny bit toasty and less brash
-resteeps very well, I did 3 pots of 700 mL today and there was no loss of flavour from the 1 tsp of leaf I used. Yet it doesn’t get bitter or overly tannic! Yay for good quality tea leaves!

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Cream, Malt, Mineral, Round , Tannin, Tea, Thick, Toasty

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 24 OZ / 700 ML
Mackie

I’ve honestly found blacks to be the least tannic/bitter and brash genre once you get past a certain level of quality

Arby

It’s like night and day between black tea fannings/tea dust that they use in grocery store teas compared to high grade blacks. I find most blacks to be very strong and sometimes brash, regardless of quality, but high grade blacks are rarely bitter.

Mackie

that’s fair, I am a tad biased, black tea is my favourite, and I like strong tea and I have yixing for my black that helps with astringency, but like a lot of blacks are on the lighter side too. I just appreciate that good black teas are way more affordable than good oolongs or good greens or .. I guess pretty much anything

Arby

I’m also a big fan of black tea! I pretty much like everything (except some greens), but blacks are usually so pretty (especially varieties that show patches of gold and black) and rarely disappoint. I ave not had many black teas I did not like.

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Thanks to Nicole for this sample! I already had this one in the infuser before I read other tasting notes and saw that this is really a black tea. I was really craving a yellow tea today! I guess I should have noticed that the leaves are really dark (much darker than in the picture, actually). This was otherwise a mild black tea — very sweet and honey while somehow still having a really dark brew. Not much else to say!
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 tsps // 14 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep # 2// just boiled // 3-4 minute steep

Sipdowns: 1/30 None 1/31 Spice & Tea Exchange – Carrot Cupcake
…but I’ve added a few to the ‘next-time’s-a-sipdown’ list

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1040 tasting notes

Another interesting tea from the amazing Sil

Contrary to the name this isn’t a yellow tea. This is black. It is sweet though – very sweet.
It’s light, it’s malty, it’s sweet. That’s pretty much how I’m seeing it this afternoon.
I like it – not sure I love it, but for sure outside my “comfort” zone as far as the black teas that I typically drink.

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This is another from Nicole and another one from a company that i’m not familiar with. This is a malty and sweet tea, and as i understand it, this is a black tea rather than a yellow one. Really enjoyed this one as well :) thanks nicole!

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Of all the teas we were able to try at Vital Tea Leaf, this was my favorite. The gentleman who was steeping for us said that this wasn’t really a “yellow” tea but rather a red (black) but their website says it is a yellow so…

This was sweet, malty and dusty. Very unusual to me and I gravitate towards malty teas these days. This stands out. This is the one I chose to buy some of to bring home and I think I will want more sooner rather than later. :)

boychik

from the pic looks like Yunnan?

Nicole

That’s what I would have thought both from look and taste.

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