Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas. Green tea originated in China, but its production and manufacture has spread to many other countries in Asia.
The health benefits of oolong tea are doubled because of the combined qualities of black tea and green tea. According to the Tea Association of the United States, this tea falls somewhere between green and black teas, as its leaves are partially oxidized. There are numerous kinds of tea in this world, but oolong tea is one of the most beneficial.
In spite of its name, brewed white tea is pale brown to light yellow. Its name derives from the fine silvery-white hairs on the unopened buds of the tea plant, which give the plant a whitish appearance. The unopened buds are used for some types of white tea.
: 58 The process for making yellow tea is similar to that of green but with an added step of encasing and steaming the tea. This allows the tea to oxidize at a slower rate, producing a far more mellow taste than is found in most green teas ; this also gives the leaves a slightly yellow colouring during the drying process.