Leaf: full leaf, ball-rolled green tea
Liquor: pale, golden
Aromatics: roasted rice, chopped wood, dark chocolate, fruity raspberry
Palate: round and mellow, roasted rice, burnt toffee, savoury notes – truffle?, sweet, hazelnut aftertaste. A snack in a tea.
This is a Northern Thai specialty green tea that is harvested from a tea plant species that has been local to the area for centuries. It is infused during processing with a local wild sticky rice herb, giving it an intense rice aroma that will transport you to Thailand before you've even taken the first sip.
The Chinese migrant community who fled to this part of Thailand mainly during the Cultural Revolution in China, had to find substitutes to opium growing in the 1980s onwards. Many reached out to their tea growing compatriots in Taiwan for their superior tea plants and know-how. The result has been some pretty impressive green, oolong and black teas for these relatively new kids on the tea-making block. For more information on Doi Mae Salong and tea growing in Northern Thailand, read our Info Post - From Golden Triangle to Golden Drop.
Origin: Doi Mae Salong, Nth Thailand
Quantity: 4g (1 thin tsp) per cup
Steeping time: 2:45 - 3 minutes
Water temperature: 75°C
All the teas in our range from Doi Mae Salong comply with the EU standards for chemical residues, which are the strictest in the World.