Like dark tea, yellow tea was also found by chance when making green tea. People discover that if leaves are not dried in time after being finished, kneaded and twisted, they will turn yellow in color, thus comes the name of yellow tea. At first, people took yellow tea as bad-quality green tea. Yet since people have different taste, many people prefer the savor of yellow tea, which makes yellow tea become one of the six major teas. Yellow tea belongs to fermented tea, and the fermenting process is called “annealing yellow”. Junshan Silver Needle of Hunan and Mengdi Yellow Shoot of Sichuan are two representatives of yellow tea. Silver Needle leaves stand straight after being cooked and only subside to the bottom after times of floating and sinking. Being one of the ten top teas of China, Silver Needle leaves are like bamboo shoots breaking out of the soil or spears drawn out of the sheath, both beautiful and delicious.
Origin At the beginning of The Classic of Tea, Master Lu Yu wrote: ‘Tea, the fine plant growing in the south.’ He explained that tea is a Chinese plant species, and that tea plants are native to south China. According to modem biological classification, tea plants are classified as follows: Tea plants can be cultivated […]
Yuanchanghou and Zhangyiyuan are the most famous tea stores in Beijing. Old Beijing residents particular about tea often buy tea leaves from these two stores. Yuanchanghou was opened in 1912. Sun Huanwen, its founder, was an expert of tea and a good manager. His store did a brisk business. The store’s name “Yuanchanghou” means “Beginning […]
In Guangdong, Fujian and Taiwan, people are zealous to drink and taste Oolong tea with little cups. Especially in southern Fujian and in Chaoshan of Guangdong. people are very attentive to the manners and methods of making and drinking Oolong tea and they usually take a long time to making tea.That makes the drinking of […]