DMS Bai Yai Oolong Tea
From Doi Mae Salong, North Thailand. Loose leaves Oolong tea, harvested and produced from a tea plant species that has been local to the area for hundreds of years or more. A daily standard in many Northern Thai mountain households, and a budget alternative for every demanding Western tea drinker.
The large-leaved tea, grown at altitudes between 1000 and 1400 meters and with a seasonal change between a rainy season, a hot and dry and a cold period in a 4-months cadence, unites a full and round, bold-flavored aroma, already revealing in both the dry leave’s and the infusion’s scent, with the bloomy and earthy note characteristic for Northern Thai Oolong teas. The liquor shows a clear golden brown color.
In the nomenclature of this tea, DMS means the cultvation region Doi Mae Salong, Santikhiri the local origin of the tea plant, and Fanzhi the open, slighty curled form the leaves of this tea are made available in.
DMS Santikhiri Oolong Tea, fermented beyond a medium degree of fermentation, will be best infused at a water temperature of 80-85°C and with an infusion perod of 2.5 – 3 minutes. Always good for sated 2 infusions, while a third infusion definitly still has a good potential for excitement.