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There are four other basic styles of tea besides pu-erh: White Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, and Black Tea. The big difference between each is mainly oxidation. However, time and method of harvest, where grown, method of processing, and tea plant cultivars result in a wide array of each style. Some also claim there is Yellow Tea (a minimally oxidized tea to take away some of the green tea grassiness) and Purple Tea (from a special cultivar developed in Africa).