REVIEW: Nothing But Tea – Yellow Sun


Tea: Yellow tea from the Huang Shan region in Anhui province, China
Sample provided by: Nothing But Tea
Link to Yellow Sun on Nothing But Tea website

Yellow tea? What is that? A great source of information on yellow tea is Phil Mumby’s (@RareTeaHunter) postYellow Tea in China: What is Yellow Tea?‘. I lack in-depth knowledge about its production, but Phil’s text is a brilliant and comprehensive text that will answer all your yellow tea questions.

Dry leaf:

– The dry leaf is made up of dark brown wiry leaves. After the first infusion, the leaves take on a dark green colour

– It has a strong roasted aroma; however, when the dry leaf is added to a warmed teapot, the leaves release a sweet, chocolatey aroma

Infused tea:

– The infused tea cups out a light, bright yellow liquor (similar to a lightly oxidised oolong)

– It has a strong roasted aroma; the liquor has a roasted flavour with a slightly sweet finish

– The liquor is light-bodied with little astringency


– Infuse with 85 to 90C water for three minutes. You can get three solid infusions out of this tea. Drink without milk

– This tea will really appeal to those who like oolong teas with a slightly higher oxidation level. For me, the roasted aroma and flavour is not as strong as with many oolongs, which makes the tea much more appealing



Retail price: 10 gram sample for £1.50 / 100 grams for £8.00 / 250 grams for £19.00

About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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