GalleryVarieties of Tea Green Tea Green tea is processed and grown in a variety of ways, depending on the type of green tea desired. As a result of these methods, maximum amounts of polyphenols and volatile organic compounds are retained, affecting aroma and taste. Yellow Tea Yellow tea is a rare variety of tea. It is produced similarly to green tea, but with an added step of being steamed under a damp cloth after oxidation, giving the leaves a slightly yellow colouring. White Tea White tea is lightly oxidized. The leaves and buds are allowed to wither before they are lightly processed to prevent oxidation or further tea processing. The name "white tea" derives from the fine silvery-white hairs on the leaf shoots of the tea plant, which gives the plant a whitish appearance. Oolong Tea Oolong tea is produced through a unique process including withering under the sun and oxidation before curling and twisting. Fermented Tea Fermented tea is a class of tea that has undergone microbial fermentation, from several months to many years. The exposure of the tea leaves to humidity and oxygen during the process also causes endo-oxidation (derived from the tea-leaf enzymes themselves) and exo-oxidation (which is microbially catalysed). Black Tea Black tea is generally stronger in flavor than the less oxidized teas. Flowering Tea Flowering tea consists of a bundle of dried tea leaves wrapped around one or more dried flowers they are made by binding tea leaves and flowers together into a bulb, then setting them to dry.