Siam Tea Shop

Tea Specialties from North Thailand, China and Japan

 

4 Snow Shan teas from ancient Vietnam tea trees - dry and wet leavesFree tea samples with every order at Siam Tea Shop!*

Tea from North Thailand @ Siam Tea Shop

Venue Doi Mae Salong, in the Northern Thai mountains: The city, founded by ethnic Chinese (remnants of Chiang Khai Shek’s counter-revolutionary army) in the early 1950s, and a former hub of the opium trade the Golden Triangle area became notorious for during the late 70’s and 80’s today offers a surprise the world would have hardly expected. The community turned its back on the opium trade in the mid 90s in order to reflect on another Chinese tradition and use it to achieve an income for the majority of the town’s population – the growing of tea. The Formosa Oolong tea plant species, first imported in 1994 from Taiwan’s Alishan region, were not only successfully cultivated in Northern Thailand, they were even brought to a new level of perfection by the Doi Mae Salong tea farmers. Now, these teas, grown at altitudes between 1200 and 1800 m push to the world market and do not only capture the latter, but also the heart of tea lovers worldwide. Initially starting with Formosa Oolong and Green teas, the town now also produces a unique black tea as well as a variety of distinct, naturally flavored teas, and herbal teas.

Watch our video on tea cultivation and processing in Doi Mae Salong, north Thailand:

Siam Tea Shop has invested much time and effort identifying a supplier out of the plethora of small, medium and large producers, who would not only offer the whole range of Green Teas, Oolong Teas and Black Tea grown and produced in Northern Thailand, but does so in a reliable and quality-consistent manner and with a genuine passion for tea.

Only unsprayed, high quality teas make their way into the production of our supplier, a sather small, family-run tea growth and processing venture, where we consider ourselves lucky to be able to offer the fruit of their skilled work, based on many years of experience, to tea lovers in the US, Germany and wordwide.

Great Teas of China @ Siam Tea Shop

In our series Great Teas of China, we introduce you to a selection of the most famous and finest Chinese tea classics on a “Best Quality at affordable Prices” basis. The selected teas and representatives of the categories Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Black Tea, White Tea and Pu Erh Tea were chosen by means of a comprehensive sampling process involving the sampling of a variety of teas from a range of Chinese suppliers for each type according to ambitious quality criteria as well as a reasonable value for money ratio and compliance with relevant EU regulations. Many of our Chinese Teas are certified organic.

12 famous Chinese teas from my private tea shelve12 Great Teas of China, available at Siam Tea Shop (among others)

Green Tea from Japan @ Siam Tea Shop

Sencha, Bancha, Kabusecha and Gyokuro Tea… the full spectrum of Japanese Green Teas as well as their most popular derivates such as Genmaicha and Matcha Tea available at Siam Tea Shop. All Japanese teas were selected according to strictest quality criteria and taste requirements and exclusively come from organic-certified suppliers. Whether fresh Shincha Tea, deep-steamed Fukamushicha, Genmaicha with or without Matcha, Spring Bancha or Kyobancha, Hojicha or different picking standards of Kabuse Sencha Tea, you will find all essential variations of characteristic Japanese Green Teas here.

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*Choice and amount of free samples are at Siam Tea Shop’s discretion and are, of course, based on the well-understood interest of the customer as well as being within the reasonable scope of the feasible.