This is the first yellow tea I’ve tried and the only one that Davids Tea offers. They dry smell of the leaf is slightly muted, smelling sort of dusty, earthy, and grassy. I had the baristas at David’s brew this for me, so I hope the temp and time are good to go. The first sip feels almost caramel-like with something sweet, almost like honey. Further tasting brings out fruitier notes, maybe currant, maybe peach, maybe grape. This is lighter and nuttier than the other limited tea from Davids, the Blue Mountain Twirl. I’m not sure what yellow teas are known for, but this does feel somewhere between a green and a black tea, with light color and grassier, hay flavors, along with something tart and savory. I think I like the Blue Mountain Twirl better than Yellow Gem because prefer slightly bolder, brasher flavors, but both are delicious to this inexperienced tea sipper. Worth the try!
Flavors: Caramel, Fruity, Hay, Honey, Nutty, White Grapes