White teas are traditionally served to honoured guests. They are sun-dried or gently steamed, but not fired or fermented. Pale and delicate, they are the least processed of teas.
Yellow teas have the same health benefits as green tea but often have a subtler and sweeter taste, without the grassy aftertaste. They are very lightly oxidized, less so than oolongs, in a complex and highly skilled process. This is just enough to break down the chlorophyll in the leaves, hence their naturally pale yellow colouring. They originate from Anhui and Hunan Provinces and other areas of southern China.