Doi Mae Salong Cing Xin Green Tea, pearls, rolled, handpicked – cultivated and processed in Doi Mae Salong, North Thailand, from tea plants of the Cing Xin tea cultivar, which were imported from Taiwan during the 1990s for cultivation in the highlands of Northern Thailand, where they find optimal geological and climate conditions that are similar to their home region, at altitudes between 1200 and 1600 meters and a seasonal change between a rainy, a hot, and a cold period in a 4-month rhythm.
While the April harvest of the cultivar, due to the white hair on its tip (youngest top leave of a branch) also referred to as “Bai Hao” or “Silver Needle”, is reserved for the production of our DMS Cha Nang Ngam Beauty Oolong Tea, the yield of later harvest cycles is processed to finest green tea, the DMS Cing Xin Green Pearls.
In the nomenclature of this tea, Doi Mae Salong stands for the cultivation region, Cing Xin for the Taiwanese tea plant cultivar this tea is yielded from, 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 produces a clear, radiant bright yellow-green cup. The tea liquor bitters only slightly with appropriately tempered water (see below).
With green tea, other than withpartly 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 characteristical taste of green tea, this method ensures that nearly all active substances contained in the fresh tea leave are preserved.
DMS Cing Xin Green Pearls 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.
The best taste results are achieved with ca. 3-5 grams of Doi Mae Salong Green Pearls, rolled, on ca. 300 ml of hot water at a temperature around 80°C, and left to infuse for 2 – 4 minutes. This green tea maintains its taste and aroma (in altering nuances) for about 3 – 4 infusions, depending on the duration of the individual infusion periods.