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Slow Mellow Yellow

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貴州彝族傳統工藝 黃茶

The traditional craft of Mellow Yellow can be traced centuries back to the ancestors of the Yi people, the wisdom of oxidising technique “悶黃” has been passed down through generations as a response to unpredictable weather conditions, high elevation (1500m) and challenging living environments.

Once savoured by the Qian Long Emperor 乾隆, its intensely floral aroma, soothing texture and mellow feeling make a truly unique tribute from the Guizhou region, different from any other yellow tea produced in China. If you are looking to uplift your mood, and regain a relaxed state and refreshing flow, this is the tea for you.

Taste Profile

Floral and Nutty

  • Enlivening & Uplifting
  • Restorative & Grounding
Health Benefits
  • De-stressing & Mood Lifting
  • Digestion & Gut Health
  • Focus & Clarity
  • Grounding
Indigenous Tree Type

Bird King 鳥王種

Tree Age

400 - 600 y/o


Pan Yin Mountain. Qian Xi Nan, Guizhou.



What's so special about this tea?

Health benefits of our Yellow tea:

The digestive enzymes in this tea help aid appetite and digestion. An ideal gentle, mellow option for a delicate stomach. Rich in antioxidants.

Sustainability for Slow Mellow Yellow

The global demand for green tea means that Yi people today can no longer afford to make this ""time-consuming"" yellow tea. However, our seasonal, small batched offering has been made possible by the kindness of our Yi friends in support of Rui's mission to raise awareness of sustaining traditional craft and diversity in tea culture.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    Varga Gabriella
    Relaxing delicate yellow

    This is my first yellow tea, and what a wonderful start! It's floral with a strong scent, soft, smooth and sweet. I've just sat outside in the winter sun and enjoyed the tea while birds were tweeting, and the warms rays let me dream about spring.
    I definetly will reorder this! Thank you!

    Joe Lee
    My Favourite Tea

    This is my favourite tea. The 茶气 (cha qi — 'tea energy') is calming and focusing. I use Slow Mellow Yellow to relax and watch the world flow. It's incredibly soft and fragrant.

    Jonathan Shiloh Gastello
    An Immensely Calming Tea

    Yellow teas can vary greatly regarding body sensation, and even nuance of flavor. While I knew generally what to expect, this yellow tea was beyond my expectations. It is rich in flavor, calming in body sensation, and yet also quietly energizing. In addition, I have found that this tea feels grounding within the body regardless of the season. Because of its adaptability, it has become one of my favorite and most cherished teas.

    Beto fuentes
    One of the best yellow teas

    I never really had exposure to yellow teas until I tried slow mellow yellow. This tea is great in the spring/summer months or when you need some extra digestive support. The enzymes in this tea help to soothe the digestive tract. It taste amazing and like the name suggests really mellows you out.