Ok so this is my first time trying yellow tea. I really don’t know what to expect. Going in pretty much blind.
Also had to guess on prep instructions. Went with 195F water at 3min western style.
Taste is… very vegetal. It is like a mouth full o’greens. However, the green flavor is rather pleasant. Getting a strong flavor of spinach and hay, with a very faint background sweetness. There’s a small amount of bitterness associated with that spinach and hay flavor but nothing too unpleasant. I’m finding the same grassy flavors that turned me off of grocery store greens are actually growing on me in loose leaf.
Bottom line is, this is a green tea that veers very sharply into green territory. While the soup is definitely golden in color, as opposed to yellow or amber of greens, the flavor is very close to that of a strong green. Give it a shot, if that is your sort of thing. You might actually like it.
Flavors: Hay, Spinach, Sweet, Vegetal