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This tea is processed in a similar manner to green tea but instead of immediate drying after fixation is stacked, covered, and gently heated in a humid environment. This initiates oxidation in the chlorophyll of the leaves through non-enzymatic and non-microbial means, which results in a yellowish or greenish-yellow colour. This tea is popular in Japanese tea ceremonies due to its appearance, but the flavour as well is distinctive. The name derives from this “yellowing” process, and possibly includes a reference to the colour yellow which indicates the emperor, as this was a tea popular at court ceremonies for its bright colour and smooth pouring before the Imperial court.