Doi Mae Salong Green Pearls Green Tea, handpicked – cultivated and processed in Doi Mae Salong, North Thailand, from tea plants imported from Taiwan’s Alishan mountain region to the highlands of Northern Thailand, where they find optimal geological and climate conditions, which are similar to their home region, at heights between 1200 and 1600 meters and a seasonal change between a rainy, a hot, and a cold period in a 4-month rhythm.
In the nomenclature of this tea, Doi Mae Salong stands for the cultivation region, Green for Green Tea, and Pearls for the rolled form of this tea.
The carefully handpicked, rolled leaf opens up to its full size within half a minute in hot water and gives a clear, bright yellow-green cup. The tea liquor bitters only slightly with appropriately tempered water (see below).
With green tea, other than with partly fermented and/or fully fermented black tea, the fermentation process is stopped through heating of the tea leaves right after a short period of withering. Apart from the charcteristical tast of green tea, this method ensures that nearly all active substances contained in the fresh tea leave are preserved.
This green tea combines the classical taste of traditional Chinese Green Tea in its purest form with the known health benefits of the same: high blood pressure, cholesterine and blood sugar regulation.
Best taste results are achieved with 3-5 grams of Doi Mae Salong Green Pearls, rolled, on 300ml of 75°C hot water, and left to infuse for 2 – 4 minutes. The tea maintains its taste and aroma (in altering nuances) for about 3-4 infusions, depending on the duration of the individual infusion periods.