This kind of tea is very rare, and is only produced in China. The bud and first leaf are plucked, heated, and wrapped in paper to allow a slow dry over the course of several days or more, before being heat dried in the final step.
This tea will generally produce a yellow infusion, with a mild, sweet taste. Compared to green tea it has a lower caffeine content, and is sweeter in taste.
Brewing Yellow Tea:
Yellow tea should be brewed with lower temperature (around 70 degrees celsius), and steeped for a longer period of time than green teas (2-3 minutes). This tea should be very light and mild in flavour.
70 degrees celsius
+ Meng Ding Huanf Ya
This is one of most well known yellow teas in China. True Meng Ding Huang Ya leaves are picked from mount Meng, and only the most valuable leaf buds are chosen.
+ Huo Shan
Chinese. Hup Shan tea refers to any tea grown in the Huo Shan county.
+ Huo Shan Huang Ya
Chinese. Subtle herby flavoured tea from the Huo Shan county in Anhui province.
+ Jun Shan Yin Zhen
Chinese. This tea is very similar to a white tea, and is sometimes sold as one. It's translated as "Silver Needles of the Gentleman Mountain". It closely resembles the white Yinzen, known as Bai Hao Yinzen. This tea is very rare and often sells for a high price. The same trees used to produce this tea are also grown on the Dongting Lake, but are not considered to be true Jun Shan Yin Zhen.