Origin: China. Yellow teas are processed like green tea, but with lower oxidation levels, similar to white tea. Yellow teas retain the health properties of green tea, while their lighter aroma and flavor are easier on the stomach. After withering and de-enzyming, leaves are covered with a clean cloth. This brief "smothering" process forces out more fragrance from the tea and imparts a slight yellow hue to the leaves. The pan-firing process is of shorter duration than that for green teas.