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Yellow Tea

Beigang Maojian

Candied Lemon, Barley sugar. From Huarong Garden, Huarong County, Yueyang City, Hunan, China Crafted by Tea Maker Mr. Wang Yueshi

A highlight of our 2023 spring sourcing trip, this mostly undiscovered yellow tea dates back to the Tang dynasty. With production now revitalised with modern techniques you'll find candied lemon, barley and a laid back green-ish character.

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Beigang Maojian

北港毛尖

Skilled tea masters have been making their version of yellow tea in Beigang, Yueyang City in Hunan for centuries. Until recently it's mostly been unknown outside its local area. Master Wang Yueshi is one of the a few locals working hard to revitalise Beigang Yellow Tea as a counterpoint to the more famous Jun Shan Silver Needle from the same region. It packs a brighter punch compared to Jun Shan with its citrus sweetness, It's a great introduction to this mellow and complex tea category.

  • Cultivar - Huang Jin Cha
  • Picked - Spring, 4th April 2023
  • Oxidisation level - 15%

Tasting notes

  • What to look for

    What to Look For

    Dark olive twists of leaf with silvery-grey tips.

  • Aroma

    Aroma

    Lemon sherbet and barley sugar.

  • In the cup

    In the Cup

    A yellow-green infusion.

  • Taste

    Taste

    Thick and syrupy infusion with sweetness of candied lemons.

Origin

Skilled tea masters have been making their version of yellow tea in Beigang, Yueyang City in Hunan for centuries. Until recently it's mostly been unknown outside its local area. Master Wang Yueshi is one of the a few locals working hard to revitalise Beigang Yellow Tea as a counterpoint to the more famous Jun Shan Silver Needle from the same region. It packs a brighter punch compared to Jun Shan with its citrus sweetness, It's a great introduction to this mellow and complex tea category.

  • Cultivar - Huang Jin Cha
  • Picked - Spring, 4th April 2023
  • Oxidisation level - 15%

Origin

Tasting notes

  • What to look for

    What to Look For

    Dark olive twists of leaf with silvery-grey tips.

  • Aroma

    Aroma

    Lemon sherbet and barley sugar.

  • In the cup

    In the Cup

    A yellow-green infusion.

  • Taste

    Taste

    Thick and syrupy infusion with sweetness of candied lemons.

The perfect cup

  • Measure 4g or 2 tsp per cup (250ml)
  • Heat water to 80°C
  • Infuse tea for 3 minutes
  • You can re-infuse this tea twice

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