Friday, August 17, 2007

Yellow tea

Yellow tea is a special kind of tea...which is processed in a smilar way as green tea but the drying phase lasts longer.Yellow its name tells us...has very yellow-green colour. It has mild and refreshing flavour.
A way to brew yellow tea...It is recommended to use glass-based or porcelain tea ware. Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Use about 2.5 - 3 grams of tea leaves (1-2.5 teaspoons) for every 225ml of water. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 80°c to 90°c for 1 minute or so.
The most famous yellow teas in China are:
1) Junshan Yinzen ("Silver Needle") from Hunan ("south of the lake") province in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and south of Lake Dongting
2) Huoshan Huangya from Mt. Huo, Anhui province in eastern China, across the basins of the Yangtze River and the Huaihe River.
3) Meng Ding Huangya from Mt. Meng in west Chinese Sichuan Province
4) Da Ye Qing ("Big Leaf Green") from Guangdong province in southernChina
5) Huang Tang ("Yellow soup") from Zhejiang province in eastern China.

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