Yellow silk


Enjoy this mellow, thick mouthfeel with lingering savory notes.

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Mogan Heirloom Tea Bush (yellow tea)


Yellow tea isn’t well known because it’s a rare tea. This tea is grown in Moganshan, Deqing County, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China. Young tea buds are used from the Mogan Heirloom Tea Bush. The tea goes through a process called Men Huang or ‘sealing yellow’. This process includes pan frying at low temperature, slightly steaming the leaves, covering them which allows them to oxidize then slowly fermenting them. Due to the high expense of producing yellow teas it could not be sustained at local markets which resulted in techniques and a wealth of knowledge not being passed down. There are few yellow teas produced yet today on the market. Today there are only two or three tea masters that still know how to make Mogan Huangya, the region’s traditional type of yellow tea. Tea master Mrs.Wang is one of the only female tea masters that still makes traditional yellow tea.

Additional information




Low Caffeine


Lightly Vegetal, mellow, nutty notes

Product Amount

1 ounce

Serving Amount

20 to 25 Servings

Tea Type



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The Impact from Your Purchase

This remarkable tea that has survived many generations and is truly one of a kind. Your support is helping the farmers in Moganshan continue their traditions the best they can. With the market shift there are very few yellow teas left.

To top things off every purchase plants one tree in efforts to help with reforestation.

Thank you for your support

Brewing Options

There are several ways to brew this tea. Each style brings out different flavors. 

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Gongfu Brewing

Traditional Chinese Method

Gongfu brewing directions

Tea amount: 3 grams
Water amount and temperature:6 ounces at 175F
Steeping directions:15 seconds
Resteeping directions: Several times each infusion adding 10 seconds


Western Brewing

European Method

Western brewing directions

Tea amount: 3 grams
Water amount and temperature: 6-8 ounces at 175F
Steeping directions:1-2 minutes
Resteeping directions: several times each infusion adding 10 seconds

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Cold Brewing

For those who like iced tea

Cold brewing directions

Tea amount: 5 grams
Water amount and temperature: 12 ounces at room temperature
Steeping directions: Place in jar in fridge overnight or 8-12 hours
Add ice and enjoy.

Pairing Options

This tea goes great with the following pairings.

Breakfast Pairing

Fresh pomegrante with wheat toast topped with a fig jam

Lunch Pairing

Creamy milk chocolate and pineapple chunks

Dinner Pairing

Creamy pumpkin bucatini topped with fresh basil or spaghetti with pan fried meatballs and garlic bread.

Wine Pairing

White wine or bubbly champagne