Siam Blend Black
A black Thai Tea Blend inspired by Thai Cuisine
In 2014, master tea blender Kenneth Rimdahl, an expert in the Hamburg school of tea blending and flavoring with 20 years of experience in his trade, has come to Chiang Mai to establish Monsoon Teas and bring new blessings to the teas of north Thailand with his art by developing a themed Thai tea blend line on the basis of north Thailand’s fine teas.
SiamTeas has started a cooperation with Kenneth and Monsoon Teas to create a dedicated line of flavored Thai tea blends, combining selected green, Oolong and black teas from north Thailand with local fruit, flowers herbs and spices and other natural aroma agents (essential oils) to reflect not only the character of Thai teas, but also the Thai culture and feel as a whole as well as particular theme aspects thereof. The resulting choice of eight flavored Siam/Monsoon Thai Tea Blends, which we proudly offer in Siam Tea Shop is a list of true masterpieces of artisan tea blending, conquering the heart of any tea lover or gourmet at first try, whether enjoyed hot or as a delicious and refreshing ice tea beverage.
Siam Blend Black is an aromatic tea blend inspired by Thai cuisine, and the result is highly reminiscent of the same indeed: each sip of this masterfully crafted tea will bring you right back to your last Thailand holiday and to those Tom Yam soups and Thai curries you’ve been savoring so much there.
A black tea collected by members of the local Lahu mountain tribe from assamica tea trees growing semi-wild in Fang province, north Thailand, forms the basis of this artisan tea blend, while the skillful and well-dosed addition of typical Thai food flavors and ingredients* such as lemongrass, lime leaf, chili, and ginger root successfully aims at recreating the taste of the Thai culinary sphere.
The resulting black Thai tea blend is a delicious stand-alone beverage with a spicy flavor accompanied by a taste body comprising of a spectrum of typical Thai food aromas that will not only bring back your sweetest memories of authentic Thai kitchen, but also secure full success as a surprise serving with your private circles and events.
Never been to Thailand before? Never mind,l now you’ll know how it tastes!
Pour 1 l boiling hot water (90°C-100°C) over 10 grams of Siam Blend Black dry tea leaves, best in a glass tea pot, and leave for 3-5 minutes. Then sieve and enjoy right away as a stimulating and aromatic hot tea or let cool down and/or add some ice cubes to receive a refreshing and invigorating ice tea beverage. When enjoyed as an ice tea, we recommend adding a slice of lemon and a bit of honey or rock sugar, while some splashes of lemon juice and some honey or rock candy are also a good option to further refine your hot tea’s taste experience .
* added flavors are natural fruit, spices and herbs and their essential oils