Yellow Tea Varieties
Yellow Tea is an endangered species. There are only three Yellow Tea Varieties still produced in China. Originally there were hundreds of varieties, but due to difficult growing locations and complicated processing techniques, all but three have been lost to time. These incredibly rare teas have wonderful flavors and aromas and are sought after by tea lovers from around the globe. Although incredibly difficult to find, they are worth the search.
Mo Gan Huang Ya Tea
An ancient tea that has been around for almost 2,000 years, Mo Gan Huang Ya is famed for its health benefits and amazing delicate flavor and aroma. Grown in high elevations, it is picked in the early spring. Its high elevations and complicated processing technique make this a very rare Chinese Tea.
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Meng Ding Huang Ya
Perhaps the most famous Yellow Tea, Meng Ding Huang ya has been famous since well before the Tang Dynasty (618-907). It was a tribute tea sent directly to the imperial palace and it was said that spring hadn't arrived until the first batch of the tea arrived in the capital. Its delicate aroma and floral aroma with a hint of nuttiness makes this a favorite with tea drinkers.
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A uniquely flavored tea, Junshan is grown on mist covered mountains. It is the environment in which it grows that gives it its wonderful flavor and aroma. This tea has been a favorite with Chinese leaders, including Chairman Mao Zedong, this rare tea is worth the effort to find it.
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