White tea is the least processed of all the teas.  Harvested prematurely, the unwithered leaves are simply steamed resulting in a subtle, delicate flavor and low caffeine content.  Its name derives from the fine silvery-white hairs found on the unopened buds of the tea plant.

Yellow tea is the rarest of the six major tea categories.The golden infusion color and smooth, rich flavor of yellow tea are a result of a slow drying phase where damp tea leaves are allowed to sit and yellow.