Woman entrepreneur from Assam rolls out yellow tea making
After Green Tea, Black Tea, White tea, Oolong tea, Orthodox tea, a woman tea entrepreneur from Assam's Golaghat district has added a new colour to the state's tea variety, the Yellow Tea. The Yellow tea is one of the "rarest" brews in China's list of tea variety and is also known as "royal tea". The highly-prized yellow tea, which entails meticulous and time-intensive skill for making, is produced in China's mountainous Hunan, Zhejiang and Sichuan provinces. However, because of the time-consuming process, many have given up yellow tea making in China.
Rakhi Saikia, the entrepreneur, owns a 99 hectare organic tea plantation in Golaghat's Barpathar area. She started experimenting with yellow tea after going through various Chinese literatures on the tea recipe and making modification to suit the local conditions in the state.
The Yellow Tea has a light yellow colour, a fruity flavor with an aroma of night jasmine and tinge of sweet taste of yellow tea.
Since October 23, Rakhi made eight kilograms of yellow tea and a Kolkata-based broker has already come forward to procure it.
Representative image of Yellow Tea