Yellow tea is processed similarly to green tea but are let lightly oxidize like Oolong tea . The leaves are pilled up after wilting and let rest for oxidize. Through the oxidation the tea gets the typical yellow appearance.
There are several varieties of yellow tea but they are little known in Europe. Two of the better known varieties are Junshan Yinzhen which is one of the “10 famous teas of China” and Huoshan Huangya. Other, less well-known varieties are Meng Ding Huangya, Huang Tan, Huang Da Cha and Da Ye Qing.