2 oz (57g) makes 60+ cups, 50 cents per cup
Ingredients: 100% Wild Harvested Tea Leaves
Name: 2016 Yellow Tea
This yellow tea was harvested from an abandoned tea farm on Snow Mountain in Fujian province. The farm elevation is roughly 2,400ft, and is home to a different cultivar of tea plant compared to the cultivar we harvest our white tea from. This farm is also the same location we harvest our Special Reserve tea leaves! Yellow tea is very similar to green tea, but with an added step. First, we handpick and wither the tea leaves until they are soft enough to be rolled. Once rolled, they are steamed and piled together under a damp cloth after they are done oxidizing. This process of being under the cloth happens specifically overnight for 5-7 hours. The night time air is cool and contains a good amount of moisture to help make this extra step possible, and efficient. On top of that, it’s important to wake up and shift the leaves every 2-3 hours so every leaf is getting the right amount of time to process. It’s during this process that the leaves become yellow and this tea gets its name. After the leaves are cooled they become dark green again. When the tea leaves are ready, they are lightly roasted at roughly 150 degrees Fahrenheit to lower the moisture content. These leaves are not pressed into a cake but are left loose, which is more traditional for this style for tea.