Yellow tea (Chinese: 黄茶; Japanese:黄茶) usually implies a special tea processed similarly to green tea, but with a slower drying phase, where the damp tea leaves are allowed to sit and yellow. The tea generally has a very yellow-green appearance and a smell different from both white tea and green tea. The smell is sometimes mistaken for black if the tea is cured with other herbs, but similarities in taste can still be drawn between yellow, green and white teas.
Main processes include: fixation > rolling > sweltering > drying
(similar to green tea but has a added swealtering process no added heat the tea is piled up after fixation and rolling for short-time only made in the spring)
Varieties of yellow tea
• Junshan Yinzhen (君山銀針)
from Hunan Province, China is a Silver Needle yellow tea. A Chinese Famous Tea.
• Huoshan Huangya (癨山黃牙)
from Mt. Huo, Anhui Province, China.
• Meng Ding Huangya (蒙頂黃芽)
from Mt. Meng, Sichuan Province, China.
• Da Ye Qing
from Guangdong Province, China. Literally Big Leaf Green.
• Huang Tang
from Zhejiang Province, China. Literally Yellow Broth or Yellow Soup.