Yet another gem from the Great Mississippi Tea Company. This unique yellow tea is very flavorful without the bitterness often associated with yellow teas.
What is yellow tea? Made from the leaf of the camellia sinensis plant (just as all teas are), yellow teas are processed like a green tea but with an important extra step. After the kill green step (heating the leaves to deactivate the enzymes that would otherwise oxidize), the still warm leaves are enclosed and allowed to swelter for a period of time. This allows them to ferment slightly and produces a very unique flavor.