SiamTeas Clubbox December ’22 – Thai Oolongs
The SiamTeas Club Box is a flexible format for bundling several types of tea in generously proportioned tasting size on a monthly basis at a preferential price. The 12th edition – December 2022 – offers an exclusive compilation of naturally and forest-friendly cultivated oolong teas from northern Thailand. The cultivars bringing about these teas are imported Taiwan cultivars, selected to optimally suit Northern Thailand’s climate and soil conditions (terroir).
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The CLUBBOX @ Siam Tea Shop
The SiamTeas Club Box is a flexible format for bundling several types of tea in generously proportioned tasting size on a monthly basis at prefential price. At this, the selection of teas compiled in the box can either represent a specific topic, sample the most recent new introductions at Siam Tea Shop or simply offer a random choice of personal favorites of mine.
December ’22 Edition – Thai Oolongs
The 12th edition – November 2022 – offers an exclusive compilation of naturally and forest-friendly cultivated oolong teas from northern Thailand. The cultivars bringing about these teas are imported Taiwan cultivars, selected to optimally suit Northern Thailand’s climate and soil conditions (terroir).
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Accordingly, the December Clubbox 2022 (“Thai Oolongs”) offers 15g each of the following 6 Thai Oolong teas of distinct cultivars and processing:
SiamTeas’ DMS ‘Cha Nang Ngam’ Cing Xin Oriental Beauty is a handpicked, medium-oxidized Oolong tea ofrom Doi Mae Salong, north Thailand. In China and Taiwan, where this tea comes from, it is also referred to as ‘Bai Hao’ Oolong or Dong Fang Mei Ren. The crystal-clear amber cup of the northern Thai version of this tea convinces with its extremely complex, pronounced flowery-sweet taste and its rich, multilayered fragrance, reminiscent of lush summer meadows.
Our DMS Dong Ding Oolong Tea is an Oolong tea of medium oxidation from Doi Mae Salong, Nordthailand. The beautiful, carefull handpicked and rolled leaf unfolds after about half a minute in hot water, before producing a clear amber-colored infusion. The tea’s taste is dominated by a mineral character, strongly reminiscent of Wuyi rock Oolong teas. To this adds mild sweetness and a set of earthy and light floral notes as a complement. The long lingering of taste on the tea drinker’s palate is only one of the things speaking of this tea’s superior quality.
The Ruan Zhi Oolong N° 17 tea cultivar, the queen among Thai Oolong teas, orginally comes from Taiwan. In Doi Mae Salong, center of tea cultivation in north Thailand, the tea plant finds optimal conditions at altitudes between 1200 and 1600 meters. In hot water, the beautiful, carefully handpicked, rolled leaf unfolds to its full size within less than a minute. The resulting cup is clear and of amber color, mild, yet rich in aroma, with velvety sweetness and a charming flowery note to its taste.
DMS Jin Xuan Hoarfrost Oolong (Winter Tea) – In terms of taste, the winter picking of the Jin Xuan cultivar has come a long way from the teas of the spring and summer pickings. To this end, it shows a broad spectrum of pronounced fruity notes that are missing with the latter ones. With extended infusion periods, these combine to a a bold malty body. What makes the Jin Xuan winter tea further stick out is the Hoarfrost Oolong’s taste’s unique complexity and multilayeredness.
Lanna Oolong Tea is a climate- and forest-friendly cultivated oolong tea from northern Thailand. As such, it comes from native “Assamica” type tea trees thriving in their natural biodiverse (subtropical) forest environments. Due to the highly diverse natural input in the (forest) soil, such “wild” teas are particularly rich in taste and active substances, rewarding tea drinkers with a potential for numerous delicious infusions of high complexity, variability and depth in flavor.
In terms of taste, this only lightly oxidized Oolong tea offers the best of two worlds. So, it combines the fresh and tart taste of a fine green tea with a unique dominant peanut butter note, adding complexity to the “mix”. As a teaser, the infused liquor shows a wonderful light green and yellow color in the cup. And the first infusion’s rich fragrance already tells quite a good bit of the taste experience to expect. Altogether, DMS Si Ji Chun Four Seasons Oolong Tea is an inexpensive alternative in the upper quality segment for tea lovers with highest standards.
For more information on the origin and background of Siam Tea Shop’s Thai Oolong Teas please also read the following blog article: