China Yellow Sun tea

(3 customer reviews)


  • China Yellow Sun tea: from Huang Shan Yellow Mountain, Anhui Province.
  • Slight oxidation makes the tea beautifully sweet, very smooth and compelling to drink.
  • The dry leaf has a silvery appearance and an appetisingly sweet, artichoke aroma.
  • The liquor is golden amber which on the palate is reassuringly smooth.
  • Sweet, slightly nutty complexity.
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China Yellow Sun tea: from Huang Shan Yellow Mountain, Anhui Province.

After drying, whilst still warm the young tea leaf is covered with damp cloths to absorb its own aromas over several hours before firing. The effect is to cause slight oxidation which makes China Yellow Sun tea beautifully sweet, very smooth and compelling to drink. It also removes the grassy, vegetal aspect common to green tea. The dry leaf has a silvery appearance and an appetisingly sweet, artichoke aroma. In the cup the liquor is golden amber which on the palate is reassuringly smooth with a sweet, slightly nutty complexity. Infuse for four to five minutes with boiled water that has cooled a little.

Tea from Grey’s Teas

Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.

Sourcing our tea

This tea has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.

The benefits of loose leaf tea

China Yellow Sun tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!

Packing options

There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.

Delivery options

For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.

Storing your tea

Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.

A guide to our tea

At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Packing Option

125 gram packet, 125 gram tin, 60 gram packet, 60 gram tin

3 reviews for China Yellow Sun tea

  1. Gavin Mccollum

    Product: Smooth, delicate flavour. Improves on 2nd and 3rd infusion.
    Service: Quick delivery and strong packaging to protect tea. Great selection with good photos of tea and description. I find I need a notepad and pencil as the subdivided sections make it a little time consuming to compare prices and tasting notes. Best tea supplier I’ve used so far.

  2. Luce Gilmore

    Product: This is the first time I have tried a yellow tea. The liquor is a beautifully clear yellow. The taste is not unlike a really good oolong, but maybe a little sweeter, and it’ll take a second infusion in its stride. Altogether, a good find. This is made from young tea buds, so may be attractive to those wishing to minimize fluoride intake. (Not bothered, myself.)
    Service: The four 100g bags arrived an a neat pizza-style box, just one day after ordering. Grey’s tea packaging is excellent: inner paper sacks, then aluminium foil, then mylar film on the outside. No messing! They got the tea to me just as fast as possible, as well-presented as possible.

  3. Matthew Dodd

    Service: Fantastic quality and good value for money! Nice to get some rarer teas

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