Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Santikhiri Sen Cha
This is a very nice green tea it is light and grassy with almost sweetcorn type notes, creamy smooth like an Oolong with some astringency towards the end and lingering mouthfeel, this Green Tea has some Oolong nuances. The Aroma was typical grassy/vegetal green tea aromas, Overall a very Pleasant Tea for everyday drinking.
DMS Santikhiri Sen Chaa Green Tea, leaves; loose
green leaves tea from a species local to North
Thailand. In the mountain region of Doi Mae Salong,
where this tea is cultivated by the local
Yunnan-origin population, the plant finds optimal
conditions at heights between 1200 and 1600 meters
and a climate characterized by a 3 seasons, a rainy
period, a hot and dry period and a cold period, each
of them lasting about 4 months a year.
In the nomenclature of this tea Santikhiri stands for
the tea plant's local origin (official Thai name for
Doi Mae Salong), while Sen Chaa are the Thai words
for tea leaves.
The large open leave gives a clear and bright
yellow-green infusion. Only moderate bittering with
appropriate temperature of the used water.
In the processing, to obtain Green Tea, unlike the
partly fermented Oolong Teas or in case of the
completely fermented Black Tea, the fermentation
process of the tea leaves is stopped through heating
right after a brief withering period. Apart from the
characteristic taste and aroma of Green Teas, is procedure
ensures that nearly all active substances contained
in the fresh tea leave remain preserved.
DMS Santkhiri Sen Chaa Green Tea, leaves,
combines the classical taste of traditional Chinese
Green Tea with the well-known health benfits of
the same. Best taste results are achieved with 3-5
grams of tea leaves infused with 300ml of ca. 75°C
hot water for an infusion period of 1- 3 minutes.
The tea will maintain taste and aroma for 2-3
infusions, depending on the duration of the
individual infusion periods