DMS Cha Nang Ngam Cing Xin Oriental Beauty Oolong

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DMS ‘Chaa Nang Ngam’ Cing Xin Oriental Beauty Oolong from Doi Mae Salong, north Thailand, rolled, handpicked; also: Bai Hao Oolong, Dong Fang Mei Ren.

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Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea (Dong Fang Mei Ren) from Thailand

DMS ‘Chaa Nang Ngam’ Cing Xin Oriental Beauty Oolong, handpicked, also: Bai Hao (White Tip) Oolong, Dong Fang Mei Ren

This special tea, also referred to as the “champaign” amongst the Oolong teas, is only harvested once a year during summer. The top leave (the “tip”) is then covered with tiny white hair, which has gotten the tea the designation “White Tip Oolong” or “Bai Hao Oolong”. The Cing Xin cultivar was brought from Taiwan to north Thailand only about the middle of the 1990s. Besides the mentioned “silver tip”, another specific factor is responsible for the special taste of the Cha Nang Ngam Cing XinBai Hao Cing Xin Beauty Oolong Teepflanzen in Doi Mae Salong im Februar 2013 Oriental Beauty Oolong tea, which is also essential y characteristic for Taiwanese Oriental Beauty Oolong (Dong Fang Mei Ren): the leaves are bitten by a leafhopper species, whose proboscis leaves behind a secretion in the tea leaf, which mixes and reacts with the tea leafe juice remaining there. The insect’s interaction produces a small brown (initially white) stain on the tea leaf. However, other than the most Taiwanese Bai Hao / Oriental Beauty Oolong tea, which is generally oxidized to a rather high degree of oxidation close to that of black tea, our Cha Nang Ngam Cing Xin Oriental Beauty Oolong in north Thailand is processed to only to a medium degree of oxidation, highlighting the special floral notes of this tea and causing them to dominate the characteristic sweet taste of Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea. II fitting the “Pouchong” Oolong tea category.

In the nomenclature of the DMS Cha Nang Ngam Cing Xin Oriental Beauty Oolong tea, DMS means the cultivation region Doi Mae Salong, ‘Cha Nang Ngam’ is Thai language for ‘beautiful female’, whith ‘beautiful’ in terms of diligent,  demure, gracious. Cing Xin is the Chinese / Taiwanese name of this old Taiwanese Oolong tea cultivar, while ‘Beauty’ is a shortened form of ‘Oriental Beauty, a designation that became mostDMS ‘Chaa Nang Ngam’ Cing Xin Beauty Oolongalso: Bai Hao Oolong, Oriental Beauty (Dong Fang Mei Ren), (White) Silver Needle common for this particular tea later on and is the name under which it is best known today.

Our north Thailand version of Bai Hao / Cing Xin / Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea, enjoying a precious reputation in the tea cultures of both China and Taiwan, is vibrantly deep yellow to bright orange in the cup and reveals a pronounced and deep floral note, though virtually without any of the bitter component that is often typical for such floral aromas.DMS ‘Chaa Nang Ngam’ Cing Xin Beauty Oolong, Bai Hao Oolong, Oriental Beauty (Dong Fang Mei Ren), (White) Silver Needle: young red leaves in Februry 2013 While the scent of the dry tea leave only slightly hints at the tea’s taste, the fragrance of the infusion already reveals and promises a lot of the then unfolding diversity of a spring meadow.

For the best taste result, we recommend a dosage of 3 – 5 grams of the rolled Oriental Beauty Oolong tea on 300ml of hot water at an infusion temperature around 85°C and an infusion period of 1 – 3 minutes. The aromatic spectrum is maintained lossless for at least 4 to 5 infusions.

However, if prepared in the context / style of the Chinese tea ceremony Gong Fu Cha, tea masters will infuse this particular Oolong tea significantly more often, namely up to 10 times and more, in order to isolate and showcase each individual aspect of the tea’s taste and aroma. A guaranteed success with every tea degustation or tea ceremony!

Oriental Beauty Oolong tea (Dong Fang Mei Ren) from north Thailand


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3 reviews for DMS Cha Nang Ngam Cing Xin Oriental Beauty Oolong

  1. This one was completely different from what I thought it would taste like, however it is really good! For some reason, I was thinking a little darker, more roasted or possibly close to some of the Oriental Beauty that I’ve had. This is not the case here.

    Both the dry and infused leaves did not change in its consistency of fresh cut spring grass and wild onions. There is a certain bothiness to the liquid that is full and satisfying. It is very easy to sip this tea, with its smooth green tea-like qualities that ends the mouth with a touch of sweetness.

    I found the leaves to be of excellent quality and completely enjoyed watching the leaves unfurl a little after each infusion. This tea is perfect for experiencing with a gaiwan!
    There is a small, I mean very small amount of astringency detected if the water temp is much above 185 °F, however I tried it closer to boil and found it still pleasant – not offensively overpowering. No matter the steep time or water temp, the tea was found to be very forgiving – which is uncommon with most greener oolongs. They can be quite cantankerous, and refuse to be nice or sweet if not given their cooler pool of water.

  2. Chaa Nang Ngam в переводе с тайского означает “Красивая женщина”. Но “красота” в значении старательная, скромная, добрая. Вот такая красотка и нарисована на упаковке чая. Но я не смог идентифицировать этнический инструмент. Это не тайский wot (โหวด) и тем более не кhene (แคน).

    Вид сухого чая – зеленовато-коричневые катышки. Похож на тайваньские улуны. Запах яркий, цветочный.

    При заварке возникает аромат меда и в дальнейшем сменяется на запах вареного изюма.

    Страница продукта говорит о том, что этот улун собирается только раз в год. Чайные кусты Алишань привезены из Тайваня, и так же, как и тайваньская “Восточная красавица” кусаются местными цикадками. Их секрет остается на листьях в виде коричневых пятен.

    Вкус – нарцисс и мед. Чем-то даже похож на Светлый Шуйсянь, но с перевесом в цветочную ноту. Чай очень мягкий. Сколько не заваривал, ничего резкого во вкусе. Мне он понравился. Но это точно не Восточная красавица, намек на которую идет в описании продукта.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Accustomed to Oriental Beauty of taïwan, sweeter, I am very satisfied with this tea. Flowers and exotics fruits are the main taste in the mouth.

    Upper water temperature gives more minerality to the tea that disapears at a lower one.

    Or else this tea has very long and good taste in mouth after the last sip.

    A very good tea at a very good price.

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