Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bad day but Good Tea

Today has just been one of those days that just nothing is turning out right or working out the way it should, I'm not going into details because this is my TEA blog not a crappy day blog, I'm drinking DMS Santikhiri Fanzhi Oolong Tea From Siam Tee Shop right now at least I can still have a great Tea on a bad day.
This Tea is "from Doi Mae Salong, North Thailand. Loose leaves Oolong tea, harvested and produced from a tea plant species that has been local to the area for hundreds of years or more. A daily standard in many Northern Thai mountain households, and a budget alternative for every demanding Western tea drinker. 

The large-leaved tea, grown at altitudes between 1000 and 1400 meters and with a seasonal change between a rainy season, a hot and dry and a cold period in a 4-months cadence, unites a full and round, bold-flavored aroma, already  revealing in both the dry leaves and the infusion's scent, with the bloomy and earthy note characteristic for Northern Thai Oolong teas. The liquor shows a clear golden brown color.

In the nomenclature of this tea, DMS means the cultivation region Doi Mae Salong, Santikhiri the local origin of the tea plant, and Fanzhi the open, slightly curled form the leaves of this tea are made available in. 

DMS Santikhiri Oolong Tea, fermented beyond a medium degree of fermentation, will be best infused with a dosage of 3-5 grams of tea leaves on 300ml of water at a temperature around 85°C and with an infusion period of 2 - 3 minutes. Always good for sated 2 infusions, while a third infusion definitely still has a good potential for excitement."

You can see my steepster notes on this one, its one of my favs http://steepster.com/teas/siam-tee-shop/27191-dms-santikhiri-fanzhi-oolong

No Pictures of this one just because I've had a bad day and just don't feel like shooting pics right now please enjoy some of my other random tea pics :)

 My baby girl wanted to be in the pics too :)