DMS Bai Yai Xianpian Jasmine Tea
The tea basis of our Jasmine-scented green tea from Doi Mae Salong, north Thailand, are leaves of the native “Assamica” tea tree. These are scented through the addition of jasmine blossoms and jasmine essential oil during processing. According to the ancient Chinese method, this must take place during the early hours of nightfall. At that time, the jasmine blossoms open up their aroma pores and can transfer their scent and taste to the tea leaves most efficiently.
In the nomenclature of DMS Bai Yai Xianpian Jasmine Tea, “DMS” stands for the region of cultivation, Doi Mae Salong. Then, “Bai Yai” is Thai for “large leaf”, while “Xianpian” is the Chinese word for jasmine.
The jasmine fragrance clearly dominates the scent of the intensely yellow cup. However, in terms of taste, this tea has even more to offer. To this end, Bai Yai Xian Pian Jasmine Tea combines the characteristic floral note of the jasmine blossom with the fresh taste of green tea.
Doi Mae Salong – Center of Tea Cultivation in North Thailand
In the mountain region of Doi Mae Salong, tea trees grow both wild and in cultivated form. Here, at altitudes between 1200 and 1600 meters, the plant finds optimal conditions. Among these is the climate, consisting of 3 seasons. These are a rainy period, a hot and dry period and a cold period. Notably, Doi Mae Salong is the center of tea cultivation in north Thailand. Since about the late 1980s, the local ethnic Chinese and hilltribe population has made tea the region’s major cash crop.
In north Thailand, the large-leaf tea tree (Camellia Sinensis Assamica) has been native since ancient times. In fact, it has the same evolutionary roots than the ancient tea tree in China’s Yunnan province. Likewise, the method of scenting tea leaves with Jasmine blossoms is an ancient Chinese tradition.
As with many green teas, infusing DMS Bai Yai Xianpian Jasmine tea with water of a temperature of 70-75°C will achieve the best taste results. To this end, pour 200ml of the hot water over 3 grams of tea leaves and let infuse for 2-3 minutes. This way, our northern Thai Jasmine tea will produce 2-3 worthy infusions with individual taste profiles.
You will find more teas from north Thailand here in Siam Tea Shop.