Da Bai is a variety of Camellia sinensis var. sinensis from which white tea is made. Da Bai (English: big white) means the appearance of the tea leaf. Compared to other varieties, this one is bigger and has a whitish color. Da Bai was originally grown in Fuding, however, nowadys is also grown in other regions.
Tea made of Da Bai
Teesorten wie Darjeeling white, Ceylon white, Malawi white etc. sind Streg genommen keine echten weisse Tees da hier nicht die Da Bai Teevarietät verwendet wird. Der Ausdruck "white" bezieht sich hier auf den hohen Anteil der behaarten, weissen Blattknospen (Pekoe) im Tee.
Teas such as Darjeeling white, Ceylon white, Malawi white etc. are strictly spoken, not real white teas because they are not made of the Da Bai varietal. The term "white" refers to the high proportion of hairy, white leaf buds (Pekoe) in tea.