$50 – $300
Tea Processing 101 - Green/Yellow (2022)

Tea Processing 101 - Green/Yellow (2022)

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$50 – $300

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First green tea & then beyond to yellow! Join Jason, Timmy, & Virginia as we show you the why & how of making green & yellow tea.

About this event

Green tea & yellow tea — so similar and yet so different, each with its own particular flavors and benefits.

Green tea has a flavor profile that ranges from grassy to more vegetal — processing the leaves correctly will enable you to choose the flavor profile that you prefer.

Yellow tea is a fermented green tea, but so much more. The origins of yellow tea have been shrouded in mystery — over the centuries only tiny amounts have been made and appreciated by tea conniosseurs in China and Korea. Although it's still rare, more and more people have had a chance to taste it: it never ceases to amaze and delight!

Its clean, fresh, sweet, yet slightly brothy flavor emerges from a process that Jason and Timmy at The Great Mississippi Tea Company have made all their own.

In this series of classes, we'll guide you through the essentials of creating a green tea and then a yellow tea from your leaf— from the pluck to the cup. You'll:

  • learn the how and why of each step;
  • explore the proper processing equipment for the quantity of leaf you grow;
  • and discover how you'll know when you've got it right!

July 9 (11am - 12noon CDT) - Plucking: find out why certain leaves are better than others for green and yellow tea, and why you can be "less picky."

July 16 (11am - 12noon CDT) - Sun Withering/Conditioning: green tea is withered indoors, but for how long? Discover how to know when your leaves have withered enough. Traditionally, yellow tea is withered indoors as well, but Jason and Timmy found that sun-withering adds a special floral note to their tea... they do it without sun!

July 23 (11am - 12noon CDT) - Kill-green: so many ways to carry out the kill-green step! We'll help you choose, based on the flavors you want in your finished tea, and also on what kinds of systems work within your budget.

July 30 (11am - 12noon CDT) - Sweltering/Fermenting: For your yellow tea, you'll take the leaves to another level. We'll show you how to go from kill-green to fermenting — methods to choose from and how to monitor your results will be key.

August 6 (11am - 12noon CDT) - Rolling & Drying: how to roll and dry — and why!

August 13 (11am - 12pm CDT) - Tasting & Marketing: you've made these exceptional teas—now how do you get people to try it and love it? Jason and Timmy will share the secrets of their successes.

We'll send you tea samples so we can all start on the same page.


The All Course Pass is available now. This pass includes entry into all six classes in this series, including the Tasting and Marketing class..

If you wish to receive the tea samples, you must purchase your All Course Pass by July 30th @ 10am CDT.

If you purchase the All-Course pass after the classes have started, you will be given access to the videos of the classes you will have missed. Note that if you wish to receive the tea samples, you must purchase your All Course Pass by July 30th @ 10am CDT.

A la Carte tickets are available for each class of the series. Tickets for the first class are available until July 9 @ 10am CDT. With the exception of the tasting event, tickets for each subsequent individual class will be available until 1 hour before the next class begins. These tickets are $50 each.

The Tasting Event ticket is available from now until July 30th @ 10am CDT. This event is $75 and will include samples that will be shipped to you prior to the class on August 13th, hence the need to sign up early.

NOTE: This is the SECOND in a series of classes on processing your leaf to make delcious tea! Here are the other two:

  • Tea Processing 101 - Black Tea (May 14 -June 25)
  • Tea Processing 201 - Oolong (September 10 - October 15)

Here's a video we made for the International Virtual Tea Festival 2020 that shows some of the processes we'll discuss for making yellow tea:


What is included in the ticket price? All tickets include access to the online clases for which you have a ticket, and also to the videos made during the classes.

Can I buy more than one ticket? Yes, each ticket provides access to one individual. If you would like to participate with a friend, multiple tickets should be purchased.

Classes have already taken place. If I buy the All Course Pass, will I get access to those classes too? Yes. The All Course Pass participants will receive links to all of the videos of all theclasses. These videos will be available as soon as possible after the event. This way, you can catch up on past classes & discussions no matter when you enroll.

How do I join the online event? Prior to the online event taking place, you will receive a number of emails reminding you of the date and time. Within these emails will also be a link to the Online Event Page which has the video conferencing link to join.

Do I need to download special software or an app to participate in the video conference? The online event will be conducted via the video conferencing platform, Zoom. You should be able to click the link provided and access the video conference in any web browser from a desktop computer or laptop. However, you will need to give permission to the browser to use your camera and microphone. If you would like to access the video conference on a smart device (smartphone, tablet, etc.) you will need to download the Zoom app to the device that you are using to access it. Note, in rare cases you may need to update your browser or computer. Be sure to test your accessibility a day or two before the online event.

Can I take part in the online event by phone only? Yes, on addition to the Zoom link you will get a call-in phone number so you can attend via phone and participate with audio only.

What happens if I lose internet connection during the online event? If you lose internet connection and leave the video conference, try clicking the link again to re-join. We will give you a phone number in case you run into difficulties during the event.

Can you help me with my technical difficulties accessing the Zoom event? Yes. In the email invitation you receive we will include a phone number to call in case you run into difficulties joining the event.

Can I ask questions during the online event? Yes! We encourage you to ask questions but please do so using the chat feature—this will ensure we avoid people talking over each other. The chat moderator, Virginia, will ensure that your questions are answered.

Will the online event be recorded? Yes. Please note: All sessions will be recorded and may be used by The Great Mississippi Tea Company, LLC at their discretion. By signing up, you are agreeing to allow The Great Mississippi Tea Company, LLC to use these recordings, which may include, but are not limited to, your voice, likeness, or name, at their discretion for any purpose they deem fit. You are also relinquishing your rights or claims to any payment (past, present, or future) or royalties from The Great Mississippi Tea Company, LLC for your participation in these recordings.

What happens if I miss a class? All recordings will be made available to paying participants of the series or the particular class in the series depending on ticket purchase. Recordings will be kept indefintely. These are made available through The US Tea Experience's online school at usteaexperience.teachable.com. Shortly after your first class we will enroll you directly in our Teachable school, so you can access the videos.

How will you ensure the online event is a safe environment? We ask that all participants be polite and courteous. The Great Mississippi Tea Company, LLC and its sponsors/partners reserve the right to remove with no refund any participant from the video conference who is disruptive or behaving inappropriately.

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