DMS Shi Er Black Tea Loose
Doi Mae Salong Shi Er Black Tea Leaves, handpicked – Though North Thailand as a tea cultivation region initially became popular for its Oolong teas, growers in 2011 for the first time produced black tea on the basis of the No.12 plant that already in its first year conquered the hearts of every tea lover, who had a chance trying this high-aromatic Northern Thai tea novelty (quite some, actually, thanks to Siam Tea Shop).In the nomenclature of this tea, Doi Mae Salong means the cutlivation region, Shi Er is Chinese for ‘Twelve’ and hints on the underlying tea plant species.
The carefully handpicked, processed according to old tradition,and in both rolled and loose leaf form available ‘Chaa Deng’ (= Red Tea), as the black tea is called by its ethnic Chinese producers in North Thailand, shows a clear dark red color in the cup, and the freshly infused tea’s fragrance courts our olfactory senses with cocoa, nutty and bloomy notes and already anticipates the mild and still substantial aromatic taste of this tea, which is often compared to a Ti Kuan Yin.
Doi Mae Salong Shi Er Black Pearls achieve the best taste result at an infusion temperature of 90°C – 100°C. We recommend an infusion period of well 3 minutes in order to fully assert the wide-facetted aromatic richness of this otherwise very mild tea, which suits very well for enjoyment in the evening, too.