DMS Bai Yai Assamica Green Tea, leaves; loose green leaves tea from the camellia sinensis assamica tea species local to North Thailand. In the mountain region of Doi Mae Salong, where this tea, in north Thailand also growing wild in the form of trees, is cultivated by the local Yunnan-origin population in tea gardens, the plant finds optimal conditions at heights between 1200 and 1600 meters and a climate characterized by a 3 seasons, a rainy period, a hot and dry period and a cold period, each of them lasting about 4 months a year.
In the nomenclature of the DMS Bai Yai Assamica Green Tea, DMS means the region of cultivation, Doi Mae Salong, while Bai Yai (Thai = “large leaf”) is the designation that has established, among local tea producers for the assamica tea tree.
The large open leaf produces a clear and bright yellow-green infusion. None to only moderate bittering (dependent oninfusion period) with appropriate temperature of the used water (see below).