Yellow tea preparation and storage guide

Premium yellow teas are similar to quality green teas: made of young tender tea leaf tips. Please avoid over steeping the tea leaves. 

  1. Quantity of tea leaves: about 1/2 tea spoon of the tea leaves per cup or 1 tea spoon per small tea pot. (The strength of the tea could be adjusted to personal preference by adjusting the amount of the tea leaves put in.)
  2. Boil water and pour into tea vessel, let the water temperature drop down to around 85-90OC before adding tea leaves. 
  3. Allow to brew for 1-2 minutes before serving. Don't put a lid on the teapot to reduce the chance of stewing the tea.
  4. Repeat infusions: The tea leaves can be used for repeat infusions for up to 3-4 times by just adding hot water, slightly increase brewing time with each extra infusion.
Hints:
  1. Most of premium Chinese teas are hand handled. We always recommend rinsing the tea leaves for up to 10 seconds before brewing.
  2. Recommended tea vessel: GLASS. Made of tender and young tea leaves, yellow teas present a dynamic and elegant 'under water forest' when hot water is added. Alternatively, a Zi Sha teapot is always good for Chinese teas.
  3. Do not soak tea leaves. Use a small tea vessel wherever it is possible. Fresh made and freshly served tea tastes the best.  
 Yellow teas’ storage:
  1. store in a cool, dry place that is absent from foreign odour;
  2. keep the unopened satchels refrigerated to prolong the freshness.

To order our premium yellow teas, please go to: YELLOW TEA.

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