One of the most popular beverages worldwide, Chinese teas is generally divided into basically two tea groups namely the basic tea groups and the reprocessed tea groups. The ingredients in the basic tea type are only the fresh tea leaves from the Camellia Sinensis tea plant. Depending on the type of processing method, there exists six different tea types namely white tea, yellow tea, green tea, oolong tea, black tea, and dark tea. Teas of the reprocessed tea group are made from any of the basic teas and then other materials are added. Such teas can be classified as fruit teas, health tea, extracted tea, and compressed tea, spiced tea, and scented tea. Some of the most popular Chinese teas include Peony Tea, Silver Tip White Tea, Gun power Green Tea, Sencha Green Tea, Ti Kuan Yin Tea Yellow, Lapsang Souchang Black Tea, Jasmine Pearl Tea, Ginseng Oolong Tea, and many more teas.
Chinese Tea Yellow usually implies a tea that is processed like green tea except that it has a somewhat lower and dryer phrase. This tea can be characterized by a yellow green appearance and it has a different smell from Green Tea and White Tea. The color of tea yellow comes from adding step that is known as sealed yellowing to the process of tea making. This process can vary from one hour for some teas from nearly one week for other teas which makes the tea be rich in flavor and a great color which hardly distinguishes it from green or white tea.
Though yellow tea can be full of flavor and very delicious, it is extremely uncommon in China because of the tedious and complicated process that it takes to make it. Since it was introduced during the Tang Dynasty over 1300 years ago a number of techniques have been developed and lost. Among the most popular yellow teas that are still being produced around Shan, Ying Zhen from Hunan, Hao Shang Huang YA from Anhui, De Ye Qing from Guangdong, Huang Tang from Zhejiang, and Ming Ding Huang Ya from Sichuan. Jun Shan Yin Zhen is a favorite yellow tea in China grown on the Junshang Island in the Huan Province of China. Because of its resemblance to the white tea, Bai Hao Yin Zhen is frequently sold as a white tea. Another favorite tea called Huo Shang Huang Yang is a yellow tea from China's Anhui Province. It is regarded as the Imperial Tribute Tea and it dates back to the Ming Dynasty. Its dry leaves are similar to Huang Shang Mao Feng Tea and it also has a rich peppery taste and a unique yellow-green color when it is stepped. Like the majority of other bud teas, its fragrance and color are light.
Famous for its healing properties, tea yellow is rich in antioxidants and therefore this tea can be used for preventing and curing various ailments. The non oxidized or non fermented tea is similar to green tea except for the additional step resulting in finished tea leaves characterized by a natural light yellow color. The water used to step yellow tea should be 70 to 80 degrees Celsius. A steeping time of three to five minutes is recommended depending on the amount of leaves used and the temperature of the water. The greater the amount of leaves and the greater the temperature, the quicker the steeping time should be. Chinese people usually use a big yellow teapot for preparing the tea. It is too bad that tea yellow takes too long to make because tea yellow is delicious. Please enjoy a cup or a teapot of tea yellow.