About this tea
Our buying policy
Origin: Mae Salong village, Thailand
Tea colour: blue-green tea (Oolong)
Length of infusion: 7'
Water temperature: 95 °C
Appearance: pea-sized balls
Colour: dark green
Scents: coumarin floral notes and milky on the nose with plenty of roundness
Brewed leaves (infusion)
Appearance: the tea unfurls to reveal the quality of the plucking.
Scents: bouquet of planty floral (honeysuckle) and milky vanilla notes (almond milk).
Flavours: sweet and acid flavours.
Aromas: typical of Taiwanese Jin Xuan teas: buttery vanilla and fresh floral notes with the occasional aniseed accent.
Our verdict: A Chinese community has been growing tea for decades in the village of Mae Salong in Northern Thailand. The estates are planted with Taiwanese tea bushes that produe remarkable Wu Longs. This cultivar, which is similar to the Taiwanese Jin Xuan often used to create the delicious milky flavors of Dong Ding, produces deliciously dessert-like results.
Throughout the year, our experts travel in the tea plantations looking for the best pluckings and new, rare, delicious teas.
The fact that we travel so extensively, that we taste and buy on location has many advantages and allows us to find rare crops by looking outside the traditional supplier circuit, to taste and to share with you the harvests of small plantations, which are often hidden away.
Visiting tea estates regularly and thereby establishing long-lasting relations with our suppliers allows us to guarantee regular quality control of the teas we buy, and to continue our mission: to bring you the best quality teas and to share our travels and experience with you, while concerning ourselves with environmental issues, working conditions on the estates and the fair trade practices to which we adhere.