Thai Oolong tea from old trees

Oolong tea

Thai Oolong tea from old trees

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"Thailand Oolong tea from old tea trees" is an excellent highland northern Thai tea with a classic qing-xian (light oolong fermentation) flavour profile. The right choice to relieve tension and fatigue, relax your muscles, hydrate your body, soothe the mind and refresh perception.”


Visual description

The tea leaves undergo light fermentation by repeated rolling, and roasting above coals. 

In appearance: medium-sized, mixed yellow-green to emerald-green pellets of twisted tea shoots. 

The fragrance is intense, fresh, vegetal and floral-fruity. 

The liquor is transparent, light and greenish-golden in colour.

Taste and aroma

The bouquet of the brewed tea is fresh, multifaceted, fruity and has an apricot taste. It also looks like cucumber, jasmine and woody nuances. 

The aroma is lingering, sweet and affectionate. 

Empty cup aroma: floral, roasted almonds.

The taste is herbaceous, full-bodied, silky and sweetish. It also has a floral, red-berry and tartness taste with a peachy aftertaste.

General information

"Thailand Oolong tea from old tea trees" was picked and made in the north of the Kingdom of Thailand in autumn 2020. It was made using the originally Taiwanese chin-hsin cultivar (TRES #17) which was one of the earliest to be imported to Thailand from Taiwan. 

Brewing method

After a quick rinse, brew tea with hot near-boiling water (98°C) in a porcelain gaiwan or a teapot of porous clay. The proportion is 4-5 g per 100 ml. The time for the first infusion is about 3-5 seconds. After that do short flash-steeps, increasing brewing time for each subsequent attempt - to taste. You can repeat this up to 10 times or as long as the tea provides flavour and aroma.

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