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DMS Jin Xuan Oolong No. 12 Blue Pearls

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DMS Jin Xuan Oolong Nr. 12 Blue Pearls from Doi Mae Salong, north Thailand, handpicked – Following our metaphor of calling the No. 17 the Queen of the Northern Thai Oolong teas, the Jin Xuan Oolong No. 12 might just as well deserve the throne of the king. The pleasant grassy-herbal aromatic scent of this Oolong tea with a medium of fermentation initially only hints at the  full-bodied, expressive, dry and earthy taste. At the same time, a decent creamy-nutty note, gaining moment with longer infusion periods, adds depth and complexity to this Oolong tea.

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Jin Xuan No. 12 Oolong Tea from Thailand

DMS Jin Xuan Oolong No. 12 Blue Pearls

Following our metaphor of calling the No. 17 the Queen of the Northern Thai Oolong teas, the Jin Xuan Oolong No. 12 might just as well deserve the throne of the king. Originally, the Jin Xuan tea cultivar comes from Taiwan. In north Thailand, its settling took place during the 1990s on initiative of the Royal Thai Development Project.

Jin Xuan No. 12 from Doi Mae Salong in my German autumn garden

Indeed, we can attribute someJin Xuan Oolong Nr. 12; 2 oberste Blätter + junger Trieb, Doi Tung, Nordthailand arguably rather male features, such as muscle power and straightforwardness, to the Jin Xuan Oolong No. 12. The pleasant grassy-herbal aromatic scent of this Oolong tea with a medium of fermentation initially only hints at the  full-bodied, expressive, dry and earthy taste. At the same time, a decent creamy-nutty note, gaining moment with longer infusion periods, adds depth and complexity to this Oolong tea.

The beautiful, carefully handpicked, rolled leaf will open up to its full size after half a minute in the hot water, before producing a clear, bright yellow to amber infusion, which spontaneously arouses the association of gold and sunlight with the observer.

Oolong No. 17 tea flower on Doi Tung in February 2013In the nomenclature of DMS Jin Xuan Oolong No. 12 Blue Pearls, DMS stands for the cultivation region Doi Mae Salong. Then, “No. 12” is the genuine hybrid designation, while “Jin Xuan” is the cultivar’s common name. And finally, Blue stands for ‘blue tea’ (Oolong tea), while “Pearls” means the rolled form (ball-shape) the leaves take on in processing.

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.

Preparation

DMS Oolong Nr. 12 Jin Xuan Blue Pearls unfold their bold, rich aroma best with 3 grams of tea pearls on 200ml water. At this, use an infusion temperature of 85°C and an infusion period of 2-3 minutes. With such western style brewing, you will receive at least 3-4 infusions from this tea.

Jin Xuan Oolong No. 12, young tips in February 2013, Doi Mae Salong

When preparing according to the traditional ritual Chinese form of tea preparation, the ‘Gong Fu Cha’ or  ‘Tea Ceremony’, tea masters will infuse this tea up to 7 times or more. In order to highlight every nuance of an Oolong tea’s aromatic wealth, the tea ceremony applies shorter infusion periods across a longer series of infusions. This usually comes with high dosing.

For more information about this tea, please also read our pertaining blog article

Jin Xuan Oolong No. 12 – Thailand’s Most Versatile Tea Cultivar

Jin Xuan Taiwan Oolong Cultivar No. 12 in my tea ceremony

Additional information

Weight 100.00 g
Weight

25g, 50g, 100g, 200g

3 reviews for DMS Jin Xuan Oolong No. 12 Blue Pearls

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ben (verified owner)

    I believe this is the gold standard when it comes to green tea. This is a tea that all other tea’s look up to and want to be like . Its refreshing with no bitter after taste . Smooth in my mouth and throat. I would describe this tea as being kissed by silk. Lovely subtle flavor and good clean smell. Really nice all round tea . You can’t go wrong with this one. I would recommend you buy you won’t be disappointed . This tea is very good quality not like the inferior green tea in the supermarkets . I really did enjoy this Tea . And as a extra bonus the Siam tee shop are nice, helpful and professional and the tea was quick delivered from Germany to UK with no problems at all. One word to sum it all up “happy”
    The only one big problem is when you run out you want more .

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    hsankala (verified owner)

    No 12. The loyal dog, the work horse, the trusted friend of the Oolongs. Honest, true and great taste. A very special everyday tea. A must try.

  3. Ezra Nielsen (verified owner)

    #12, easily my favorite. This is the tea that got me off off coffee.
    It has quite a bit of body to it and so proper brewing is necessary to really craft out all the quality aroma’s and flavor.

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