It’s Friday – and it’s tea time . . . time to take time out for our tea-way ritual. This week the focus is on Yellow Tea: and here’s my guidance for your contemplation . . . “yellow” in its energy connects us at our solar plexus chakra, giving us a culture of awareness of energetic birthing into connectedness with Planet and Nature.
Yellow tea is produced similarly to White Tea and Green Tea although an additional step is added. This extra step produces a tea that brews into a golden hue and features a mellow flavor without grassy notes. When you learn more about the basics of Yellow Tea, you can unearth some of the best types on the Planet.
Types and Characteristics
Yellow tea is from the type of tea known as true teas. These types of tea are made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, known more commonly as the tea plant. Other famous teas in this same classification include green tea, white tea, oolong tea, black tea, and pu-erh tea.
What makes this tea so desirable is its rarity. Yellow tea is a Chinese tea that is difficult to find outside of China. That’s because the process to produce this tea is time intensive, requires additional labor, and proves to be difficult when it comes to large-scale quality control. As a result, there are only three main types of yellow tea available on the market today.
Yellow tea is packed with antioxidants including polyphenols and catechins that are beneficial to overall health. These antioxidants work to prevent damage known as oxidative stress, which is caused by the presence of free radicals. This type of stress is known to break down healthy cellular processes and can contribute to premature aging as well as mental decline. Yellow Tea is naturally calorie-free, making it a great choice for people on weight loss regimes: particularly when we’re looking to replace sugary sodas with healthier alternatives.
As usual, I encourage you to inform yourself and if you’re instinctively drawn to a tea like Yellow Tea for your mind-body-spirit then gen up as much as you can with self-education. Learn more about our Zen Tea-way in my blog.
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