Treat your taste buds to 'yellow' tea

DC | PRIYANKA PRAVEEN
Published Jun 26, 2014, 7:00 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 11:02 pm IST
Move over the green and white tea, for yellow tea is the new fad
Picture for representational purpose only.
 Picture for representational purpose only.

Hyderabad: There is nothing like a hot cup of tea, to soothe your nerves (yes, yes, coffee lovers will disagree), and with the wide variety of teas available — green tea, white, the regular black tea leaves — there is a lot to choose from.

But, there is another entry into the tea market. The yellow tea. Though it isn’t a new thing, the yellow tea is just making its presence felt in  India.

 

So what makes it different from the others? Tarun Varma, director of food and beverage, Radisson Blu says, “The yellow tea is a lot like the green tea. Except, the process of treating the leaves is different. The leaves are dried through a much slower process. This is also responsible for the colour of the tea.”

Since the yellow tea is originally from China, the availability is quite rare in the country. The laborious process of drying the tea leaves is another reason why this variety is quite expensive.

So what does it taste like? Tarun explains, “The taste of the yellow tea is smooth. It’s not dry like the green tea.” Since the yellow tea is smoother on the palate, it is also much more easier on the stomach than the regular green tea.

 

Yellow tea has similar benefits to that of green tea, it fights against cancer, increases the metabolism etc. and the best part, is that, the yellow tea is easier to get used to than green tea.

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