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Da Ye Zhong

Da Ye Zhong is on the one hand the original tea plant Camellia sinensis var. assamica, of which various sub-varieties are nowadays grown in different places. On the other hand many varieties of the Camellia sinensis var. sinensis with comparatively large leaves are also known as Da Ye Zhong in China.

Da Ya Zhong as sub-varieties of the Camellia sinensis var. assamica. :
  • Qiao Mu Da Ye Zhong (“Old tea trees Big Leaf Varietal”): in the original areas used for raw Pu Er and in Wuzhou, Guangxi, for Heicha (Liu Bao Cha).
  • Meng Ku Da Ye Zhong ("Big Leaf Varietal from Mengku") is the local variety in the region around Mengku that differs from the other Yunnan Dayezhong varieties. There are Young as well as old trees. Used for Pu Er and black tea.
  • Da Ye Zhong: Continued evolution and growing from old tea trees in Yunnan which are used for raw and fermented Pu Er as well as black tea (Dian Hong) and green tea as well as in some provinces for Heicha (post-fermented teas).
    In India and other tea growing regions that were formerly colonized one finds mostly varieties stemming from the var. assamica or crossbreeds of the two varieties var. assamica and var. sinensis.
  • Feng Qing Da Ye Zhong is a local tea-plant variety of the Da Ye Zhong from Fengqing, which is used for Yunnan black teas (Dian Hong). And analogous to the Xiao Ya Zhong there is the Ben Di Tu Pin Zhong (local earth variety), as an old, local variety.
  • Feng Qing Qing Shui 3 Hao, Feng Qing 7 Hao, Hua Feng 4 Hao, Yun Kang 10 Hao are all further developments of the Da Ye Zhong varietal used for black teas (Dian Hong).
  • An Hua Yun Tai Shan Da Ye Zhong (“Anhua Cloud Platform Mountain Big Leaf Varietal”): a local varietal of Da Ye Zhong in Hunan used for Heicha.
  • Wu Chuan Da Shu Cha (Big-Tree-Tea from Wuchuan) is an old varietal from Wuchuan county in Guizhou province. It's cultivated in both Guizhou and Sichuan provinces and is used for Heicha. These teas often are exportet to Tibet, and are therefore named Zang Cha, meaning Tibet-Tea.
  • E Nan Shan Qu Qing Mao Cha (“South Hunan Mountain Region Green Unfinished Tea”): a local breeding for Heicha.
  • Ying De 9 Hao (“Ying De No. 9”) is a cross-breeding between Da Ye Zhong and Shui Xian, and is used for black tea (Ying De Hong Cha).
Da Ye Zhong as in sub-varieties of the Camellia sinensis var. sinensis with large leaves:
  • Shi Da Cha (“Kaki Big Tea”) is the plant variety with extra big leaves used for the green tea named Tai Ping Hou Kui.
  • Song Luo Zhong (“Pine Lichen Varietal”) is the plant varietal for the green tea named Song Luo Cha.
  • Huang Shan Da Ye Zhong (Variety with large leaves from the yellow mountains) is a variety with large leaves from the yellow mountains in the province Anhui, which are mostly used for green teas.
  • Yang Shu Lin Zhong (aspen-wood variety) is a local variety from Qimen that has been developed in 1932. In the province Anhui it is used for green teas (e.g. Huang Shan Pine Needle).
  • Da Hua Ping Ji Zhong (variety from the village Jinji of the municipality Dahuaping); a local breed from the region Huoshan for yellow tea, introduced in 1982.