One of the rarest types of tea. Yellow teas are produced from carefully picked buds and leaves that are minimally processed. The first pan-firing step is missed. The fresh leaves are piled or wrapped in small paper parcels where the internal heat generated degrades chlorophyll and gives the tea a yellow brown colour. Yellow teas often yield light colored infusions and delicate taste and aromas. The manufacturing technique follows from a 1,000 year old tradition in China.