Yellow tea is a tea processed similarly to green tea, but with a slower drying phase, where the damp tea leaves are allowed to sit and yellow. Typically, the tea has a yellow-green appearance yet a different aroma from both green and white tea. In terms of smell, it is sometimes mistaken for black, but similarities in taste can still be drawn between yellow, green and white teas.
Use 2-3 grams of leaf per 6 ounces of water
Yellow tea is primarily manufactured into either a compact ‘bird’s beak’ shape or a bulky ‘bud and two leaves’ pluck. The volume-to-weight of these different leaf styles requires a teaspoon of the former and two heaping tablespoons of the latter.
Use water that is 160 - 170°F
Asian description: ‘column of steam steadily rising’ water That’s when a column of steam begins to rise from the surface - or boil the water and let it rest for three to four minutes