Yellow tea is derived from the same plant as green, white, black and oolong tea, called Camellia sinensis. Yellow tea is produced by a long tradition in China. There are several types of yellow teas, and the most famous one is Silver Needle from Hunan province. As the name suggests yellow tea has a yellow color. The secret of this tea is in the processing of leaves. Leaves are processed similarly to green tea. Therefore, the properties of yellow tea are very similar to the properties of green tea, and those who do not like the taste of green tea prefer yellow tea with a sweeter and fresher taste. This tea is very healthful, very rare, and in the history it was available only to emperors.
Healing properties – of yellow tea
Yellow tea has very similar healing properties as green tea. Since their composition is very similar they have the same healing properties, but it should be noted that the properties of yellow tea are very little explored because it is not as popular as green. Yellow tea today is becoming more popular because it has many healing properties.
- Because it is rich in antioxidants i.e. polyphenol catechins (EGCG) it represses the functioning of malignant cells,
- It reduces the risk of cancer, i.e. prevents cancer,
- It prevents the development of diabetes,
- It prevents and eases cardiovascular disease,
- It prevents aging, i.e. its richness in antioxidants prevents decay of the skin and prevents aging,
- It prevents the weakening of the bones,
- It is very good for maintaining the health of teeth,
- It improves the function of blood vessels,
- It reduces blood pressure,
- Because it improves the function of blood vessels, it helps reduce the risk of stroke,
- It lowers cholesterol,
- It protects the heart and the entire cardiovascular system,
- If you have suffered a heart attack, and drank tea yellow then it is about 50% more likely that you will survive a heart attack,
- It is beneficial for the digestive system, i.e. the stomach, indigestion,
- It helps to maintain body weight, i.e. helps with weight loss (due to enzymes that are found in the yellow tea),
- It strengthens the immune system of the whole organism,
- It eliminates fatigue and drowsiness,
- It improves mood,
- And many other properties that are not yet proven because yellow tea lost its popularity, but this situation is now much improved.
Preparation – of yellow tea
- Heat the water to between 70 and 80°C (if you put the tea in boiling water you will lose i.e. destroy the taste)
- Put about 20g of tea in 1 liter of water, i.e. 4g or 1 teaspoon in 2dl.
- Leave it for about 3 minutes.
- After this you can start enjoying drinking this tasty and above all healthy and very rare beverage.
Additives to the prepared – yellow tea
As an additive to the prepared yellow tea you can use sweetener, honey, lemon or milk.It is recommended not to spoil the taste with additives, but if you do not like the taste, you can add sweetener or honey. It is not recommended to add milk with yellow tea.
With all these additives it should be borne in mind not to exaggerate because this tea should primarily be enjoyed.
Packaging – of yellow tea
In sales it is found in the form of tea, in filter bags. It is crucial that bought yellow tea is well packed in containers (vacuum packed containers) in which it does not come into contact with the outside air.
Preservation – of yellow tea
It is not recommended to keep the yellow tea for more than a few months because this tea is less resistant to oxidation than green and white tea, and after a few months it will oxidize and become spoiled. If you plan on keeping the yellow tea you for a longer time you should store it in a cool and dark place. The container in which you store it needs to have very little air in it, and this tea should be kept away from other fragrances.It is recommended to buy vacuum packed yellow tea in a box, so that the yellow tea does not get in contact with the outside air.
Use the tea until the date printed on the packaging.
Breeding and picking – of yellow tea
Yellow tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant. It is grown only in China and it is very rare even in China. There are several types of yellow tea that are grown in different provinces of China. It is grown in the provinces: Anhui, Sichuan, Guangdong, Zejiang.Picking of leaves of Camellia sinensis plant starts a little later than the picking of white tea, that is in early spring. Still very small leaves are picked, i.e. buds that are filled with antioxidants. However during processing some of these natural ingredients are lost, but yellow tea still contains more antioxidants than green tea.
Processing and classification – of yellow tea
Yellow tea is known for its special processing. Yellow tea leaves are fermented more than green tea leaves, but still not completely fermented as in black tea. Processing of yellow tea leaves is similar to the processing of green tea leaves. The difference is that the yellow tea leaves are left longer to dry, and they lose their natural green and get yellow color. Such processing, similar to the processing of green tea, makes yellow tea extremely healing, i.e. with identical properties as green tea. Thus yellow tea is extremely rare because it is easier to produce green tea, and green tea is more well-known and sold than yellow tea which is more expensive and with similar properties as the green tea.There are several types of yellow teas, and these are Junshan Yinzhen i.e. Silver Needle (from Hunan province, and it must be distinguished from white tea), Huoshan Huangya (from Anhui province), Meng Ding Huangya (from Sichuan province), Da Qing Ye (from Guangdong province) and Huang Tang (from Zhejiang province). Silver Needle and Huoshan Huangya are more well-known than these teas, and they are more preferred by tea lovers if they do not like the taste of green tea. Yet many ways of preparing yellow tea are lost because their production was not profitable.
Origin and history – of yellow tea
Yellow tea is derived from the same plant as green, white, black and oolong tea, called Camellia sinensis. It is traditionally produced in China.Yellow tea has a long history. It was made by the villagers who gave it to the emperor. Yellow is a royal color, and the villagers made special yellow tea every year as a tribute to the emperor.
There were about a hundred different kinds of yellow tea. They all differ in their methods of making. Eventually making yellow tea has become unprofitable, and techniques were lost with time. So today there are only a few types of yellow teas.
Yellow tea has a similar composition as green tea. Therefore they have similar healing properties. The difference is that yellow tea contains more antioxidants, but not much more because they are lost during processing. Yellow tea is rich in polyphenols and amino acids, soluble sugar, vitamins A and C (thus also with P because vitamin P enhances the absorption of vitamin C) and
Yellow tea is very well known as a very good way to lose weight, i.e. weight loss. The secret of this beverage is its abundance with enzyme polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). It stimulates fat oxidation, i.e. promotes the combustion of excess body fat, increases energy consumption.Studies have shown that yellow tea is very good for weight loss, i.e. this is a natural and good way to lose weight. If you have a problem with being overweight you can also check this information.