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Doi Mae Salong (DMS) Oolong Dong Ding Blue Pearls Tea - 50g

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Doi Mae Salong, North Thailand. This Doi Mae Salong (DMS) Oolong Dong Ding Blue Pearls Tea is exceptional, imported to Northern Thailand by local producers a few years after the millenium change from Taiwan's Dong Ding region, was harvested there for the first time in 2011, with more than convincing results.

The DMS Dong Ding Blue Pearls owes its name to its prevailing milky note, which is characteristic for this tea. The mild sweetness of this somewhat less than medium fermented tea spontaneously evokes strong associations with milk sugar indeed, along with a touch of honey, while the tea's scent only slightly hints at that sweetness. Other than with flavored 'milky' Oolongs, the milky aroma here, though prevalent in taste, is unobtrusive, follows through with facetted development in further infusions, and shows sustained resonance. The pleasantly mild, slightly blooming typical Oolong taste provides this note with a wide and rich basis for a perfect and rounded off tea experience.

In the nomenclature of this tea, DMS means the cultivation region Doi Mae Salong, Dong Ding hints at the plant species’ region of origin in Taiwan, Blue stands for Oolong tea, and Pearls is due to the rolled form given to the tea leaves in the processing. The beautiful, carefully handpicked, rolled leaf that opens up fully within half a minute in the hot water, gives a clear caramel and golden yellow color in the infusion.

For the best taste results, we recommend using approximately 3-5 grams of this Oolong tea with 300ml water, an infusion temperature of 80-85°C, and an infusion period of 1-3 minutes. The aromatic and taste profile is sustained without loss for at least 4-5 infusions.

 

For more information, see Thai and Other Oolongs

 

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  • Whoa, Nellie!

    by Sean Franks – November 22, 2016

    I ordered this on the recommendation of a friend and had no idea what to expect, but I was somewhat suspicious. Dong Ding from Thailand? Really?

    Two steeps in I was sold. I'm definitely of the opinion that Taiwan is the best source for oolongs, but this Thai Dong Ding is right up there with the best of the Taiwanese Dong Dings.

  • SWEET!

    by Jeff Oman – May 10, 2013

    After smelling the aroma of the tea in the bag and the pot after the first rinse I expected a smokier tea but that aroma hides the almost dessert-like quality sweetness of this delightful tea.
    Let it cool a little, fill your mouth with tea, and savor the the amazing sweetness of this tea. I use my own modified gongfu method to infuse these oolongs with a quick rinse and seconds on the remaining adding time as I go. While the steeped tea reminds me more of a Wuyi, the flavor is a treat to be savored. Roll it on your tongue, experience a rare Gan, enjoy.
    You can serve this AS dessert, not just WITH it. These Thai teas are well worth the price.