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Yellow Fragrance

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Yellow Fragrance "Huang Zhe Xiang" was made using oolong leaves harvested from trees.  Planted many years ago, this varietal grows, in time, into a tree with deep reaching roots.  Stonewalls create terraces on which the trees grow dotting the steep mountainside.   Cooling evening temperatures follow hot, lightly humid days, a perfect environment for tea.  The soils are rich red in color; fresh springs cut through subterranean channels  to nourish the trees.  Early to mid-May the harvest of these large leaves begins.  

Why we selected this particular lot:
Just the appearance of the leaves will lead one to recognize this is an unusual tea.  It is rare to find leaves of this size any longer in the tea produced in the very famous Fenghuang area.  Its slight yellow coloration also indicates something special.  We know the farmer and how carefully he processes his harvest.  Upon tasting, it was apparent this is a classic oolong from the WuDong Mountain area.  We purchased this tea over 14 years ago.

Tasting notes:
The taste is silky and sweet.  The most evident nectar-like notes mix with a tangy note underneath creating a pleasing complexity in the mouth.  The finish blends the two notes, creating a lingering finish that will persist and warm.  This lot offers a distinctive, refreshing cup.

Brewing:  
The leaves are strong in flavor. 3-5 grams should be plenty of leaf for 8-12 ounces of water.  Use boiling water to rinse the leaves briefly, pour off and re-infuse for 1.5 minutes and taste.  The first steep is known for aroma.  The second steep is when the flavors begin to open.  This tea will yield multiple steeps.

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$36.00    per  
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O-PBO-PR-YF
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Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.

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Silk Road Teas has received the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for their commitment to employ persons with disabilities. Silk Road Teas is committed to improving the quality of life for disabled persons, sharing the belief with ICS that business can substantively help people with disabilities achieve independent lives by providing jobs in an encouraging and supportive environment.

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