Was feeling in the mood for yellow tea over the weekend, so brewed up a session of this. I actually have quite a few yellow teas right now so I had a bunch of options, but I went with what I think is the oldest yellow tea in my stash – you know, gotta sip down some of the stuff I’ve been hoarding for ages…
I choose to think of those older teas as “unintentionally aged”. Usually they’re pretty good despite their age, but generally do seem a little less awesome than when they’re fresh. I don’t think I ever drank this fresh though, so I don’t have a point of reference other than other yellow tea I’ve tried. Can’t remember if I actually ordered this or if it was a freebie…
Here’s what I wrote on instagram:
I only just started this morning tea session but the tea is already brewing out sweet jammy peach and apricot notes, toasty peanut and hazelnut with a greener undertone and a finish that tastes pleasantly of burnt sugar and soft smoke. Probably the sweetest yellow tea I’ve ever had..
I also see someone here on Steepster has described this as tasting like cotton candy and, honestly, I get it!
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPAB-9_IiaQ