Take the Yellow Pill: Yellow and Green Tea Blind Sample Box
One River Tea
We have been diving into the world of yellow tea with SweetestDew and a Chinese yellow tea supplier they know in Anhui. Initially, SweetestDew sent us two unmarked samples and had us taste the them before revealing what which was a verified yellow tea and which was probably just green tea sold under a yellow label. It was a fun and informative process.
We would like to share that experience here with you. In this blind sample box you will find three 10 gram samples. One is said to be an early season pick Huoshan yellow tea (Huangxiaocha), one is almost certainly late season Huoshan yellow tea (Huangdacha), and one is absolutely a first flush green tea.
Check out this blog post to learn more about Chinese yellow tea and its current market situation.
This box is also a study in sourcing, as one is coming from a household producer we know personally, another comes from a trusted middleman, and the third was bought completely blind off of Taobao.
This sampler will become available on August 16th.