Yellow tea takes its name neither from the colour of its liquor nor of its leaves, but rather because it was once precious and worthy of an emperor, whose emblematic colour is yellow. This chinese tea is processed similarly to green tea, yet its transformation is slightly more complex and involves a very light oxidation. The drying phase is much slower, where the damp tea leaves are allowed to sit and ”yellow”. This uncommon tea has a yellow-green appearance yet a slightly different aroma from both green and white tea. Similarities in taste may be drawn between yellow, green and white teas.
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