DMS Ruan Zhi Oolong No. 17 Jade Pearls

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


Ruan Zhi Oolong No 17 Oolong tea from Doi Mae Salong, north Thailand.

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Ruan Zhi Oolong No. 17 from Thailand

The Oolong No. 17 hybrid, also called Ruan Zhi Oolong, a queen among the teas of north Thailand, is originally a product of the Taiwanese Oolong Tea Research Program. The tea cultivar, worldwide successful and highly valued due to its dominating fine sweetness, its quality consistence over the year’s harvesting  cyle (compare Four Seasons Ooolong Tea), its relative altitude indifference and pest-resistance, has been imported from Taiwans Alishan mountains to north Thailand since the early 1990s in the context of a Thai Royal Development  Project initiative with the goalRuan Zhi Oolong No. 17 from north Thailand , wet tea leaves of substituting the illegal opium poppy cultivation in north Thailand with suitable and promising legal cash crops. The main region in north Thailand for the cultivation of the Ruan Zhi Oolong No. 17 cultivar is Doi Mae Salong, where thanks to the impetus of the Thai Royal Development Project, which has dedicated its agricultural programs to the orientation on the principles of organic crop cultivation, and the millenium-old inheriteted knowledge of Doi Mae Salong’s ethnic Chinese population, the plant finds optimal climate and geological conditions similar to those in its place of originRuan Zhi Oolong No. 17 infused at altitudes between 1200 and 1800 meters and a seasonal change between a rainy, a hot and dry, and a cool period in a 4-months rhythm, and has since been brought to a new level of perfection by the local population of ethnic Chinese (Yunnan) origin.

In the nomenclature of DMS Ruan Zhi Oolong No. 17, DMS stands for the region of cultivation, Doi Mae Salong, No. 17 for the tea plant cultivar also named Ruan Zhi, Jade for the color of this only lightly fermented tea’s liquor and its precious character, and  Pearls for  the rolled form to which this tea is usually processed.

The beautiful, carefully DMS Ruan Zhi Oolong Nr.17, Teegarten Doi Mae Salong, Februar 2013handpicked, rolled leaf will – infused in hot water – open to its full size within less than a minute and produce a clear jade-green to bright yellow cup, mild, yet rich in aroma, with a velvet-fruity touch of sweetness and a charming flowery note to its taste.

DMS Ruan Zhi Nr.17, junger Blatt-Trieb, Teegarten Doi Mae Salong, Februar 2013DMS Ruan Zhi Oolong No. 17 Jade Pearls unfolds the depht and diversity of its rich spectrum of fine, subtle  taste nuances best with a dosage of 3 – 5 grams of the tea pearls on 250ml hot water, at a water temperature around 85°C and a recommended infusion period of 1 – 3 minutes. The tea maintains its taste for 3-4 or even more infusions, each of which will exhibit its very own character.

Just like other high-grade Oolong teas in its class, this Jade Oolong Tea, Ruan Zhi Oolong No. 17, is also perfectly suitable for the traditional Chinese form of tea preparation, the ‘Gong Fu Cha’ or ‘Tea Ceremony’. In order to appreciate this tea’s individual taste and aroma nuances in even more detail, tea masters will infuse the DMS Ruan Zhi Oolong No. 17 Jade Pearls up to 7 times or more with this special and particularly sophisticated form of tea preparation.

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Weight 100.00 g

50gr, 100gr, 200gr

4 reviews for DMS Ruan Zhi Oolong No. 17 Jade Pearls

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Deliciously tasty but light tea made from whole tea leaves that can be used again and again without losing their taste. Delivery service by post to Belgium worked perfectly albeit somewhat slowly (6 days). Sales service is excellent, emails answered promptly and politely. All in all highly recommended!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    ben (verified owner)

    This is a good subtle green tea. More subtle than number 12 Oolong in my opinion Clean and smooth with a more floral fragrance. It has a lovely velvety texture to it and a more refined taste. As per usual super high quality using the whole leaf the plant. Once you have experienced and tasted quality green tea you will not go back to poor quality brands. Beautiful tea. And of course Amazing customer support from the Siam Tea Shop . Big thumbs up

  3. Ezra Nielsen (verified owner)

    #17 does a great job at satisfying the palate whilst remaining very very subtle.
    I love this tea, and have got the most additional high quality brews out of it than any other.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    dominic job (verified owner)

    An old favorite of mine. I keep this one at work to keep me going. Very refreshing and not too moreish, but always yummy, so you can still work and pace your tea drinking without drinking too much 🙂

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