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Loose Teas: Yellow Tea

Yellow Tea is a variety little known outside of China but one that will become popular in the West thanks to its mellow nature.

As the name suggests, both the leaves and the infusion are yellow in colour. This colour is obtained by adding an extra step, called "Sealed Yellowing", to the process otherwise fairly similar to the making of Green tea.

The length of the yellowing process can vary from thirty minutes in some teas to six days in others, creating a Yellow tea that may be hardly distinguishable from Green tea to one that is distinctively golden.

The yellowing process brings about some complex and subtle changes that soften grassy, bitter edge that some green teas can have creating a mellow aromatic cup.

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