Yellow tea gets its name from its appearance of being straw-colored. The slow oxidation during the processing of leaves gives the tea its color. This step in its processing makes it devoid of any grassy taste. The stage of yellowing the tea is called “sealing yellow.”
Processing of tea leaves starts by pan-frying the buds. Following this is the wrapping of the tea leaves in a cloth. The routine is repeated over three days. This repetition allows gentle oxidation before the leaves are dried slowly with charcoal.
It is the rarest of all the classes of tea and is obviously, expensive.
The yellow tea has a smooth taste and a sweet aroma. It is not as popular as the other drinks owing to its geographical restrictions and the prices. However, the benefits of yellow tea are well-reputed.
Preparing Yellow Tea
The necessary steps in preparation for yellow tea are the same as any other tea. But the leaves are steeped in colder water in comparison to black or oolong tea.
What do you need?
· Kettle (stove or electric) or teapot
· Yellow tea leaves
· Cup (s) or
· Tasting bowl
How to brew:
1. Fill the kettle or teapot with water and heat
2. Warm the teapot and tasting bowl by filling them with hot water and throw the water out.
3. Then add a teaspoon of tea leaves (for every cup) in the teapot
4. Next, pour hot water onto the leaves in the teapot
5. Place the lid on the teapot
6. And steep the tea for 3 minutes
7. Then, using the strainer, pour the tea into the tasting bowl or teacups
8. Enjoy your drink.
You can alter the strength of the tea by adding or removing the number of tea leaves used. Also, increasing and decreasing steeping times helps change the taste of the tea. Feel free to alter the tea to bring it to the taste of your liking.
Tip: If the tea is too bitter, reduce the temperature of the water.
Benefits of yellow tea
As rare as the yellow tea may be, the health benefits obtained by drinking, it is remarkable. Following are some of the health benefits of drinking yellow tea:
1. Effect on skin
Yellow tea possesses almost the same antioxidants as green tea. These antioxidants are an excellent method to prevent aging and reduce the appearances of blemishes and scars. It also prevents age-related spot formation.
2. Weight Loss
The tea stimulates metabolism, thereby aiding in the fat burning process in the body. As a result, weight loss occurs.
3. Digestion Aid
The anti-inflammatory components of the reduce bowel disorders and regulate movement. It is useful in preventing both diarrhea and constipation.
Tea acts as a liver stimulant and speeds up the process of toxin excretion by the liver. Thus, the metabolic load reduces.
5. In Diabetes
Like many other teas, yellow tea is also effective in diabetes. The catechins and antioxidants present helps normalize the body’s release of glucose and insulin. Thus resulting in better maintenance of health in diabetic patients.
6. Healthy Heart
Plaque deposition and increased cholesterol levels can lead to atherosclerosis, which ultimately results in heart attacks and stroke. Consuming tea reduces these risks, thereby improving the health of the heart.
Substances like epigallocatechin, flavonol, and polyphenolic compounds found in yellow tea are well known anti-carcinogenic. These may reduce the risk of cancer development as a person ages.
The antioxidants neutralize the free radicals in the body and prevent damage.
It is a tea derived from a yellow root plant. Yellow root, also known as goldenseal, is a small plant grown all over the United States. The plant has a hairy stem, jagged leaves, small flowers, and raspberry-looking fruit. It is now an endangered plant due to over-cultivation.
However, only the roots and stems are of medicinal value. They have a distinct smell and a bitter taste.
The herb is known to serve as a remedy for gastritis and eye infections, also for gonorrhea, canker sores, urinary infections, and skin problems. The herb may have antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antiviral properties.
The most active ingredient in it is berberine, which is beneficial in treating eye infections and severe cases of diarrhea.
Yellow root comes as tea, liquid extract, tablet, or capsule form.
Yellow root tea
· Dried Yellow Roots
· Water and a
How to make
· Take a gram of finely chopped yellow root
· Then boil 500 ml of water in the saucepan
· Bring the water to boiling point
· Then add the chopped yellow root to water
· Reduce the heat and
· Simmer for 20 minutes
· Then check whether the water has become bright yellow (if not, continue simmering)
· Strain the mixture and
· Allow the Yellow Root tea to cool
· Serve your tea
The yellow root tea is bitter to taste. Therefore, if you like, you can add honey to it to bring the taste to your liking.