Barrel Aged Chiang Mai

Barrel Aged Chiang Mai

Garden Direct Black Tea

$18.00
100g

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Description

Harvest Date: May 2018
Elevation: 1,300m
Cultivar: Indigenous Assamica

Our Garden Direct whiskey barrel aged teas are a unique expression of Rishi's core values: Selector, Importer and Maker. We chose two regions in Thailand to be the source for this innovative project: areas surrounding both Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. We harvested the tea in spring and after traditional processing sent them to our close partners in Japan to begin the whiskey barrel aging process. The result is a fascinating journey through how terroir, unique heirloom genetics and careful handling can bring about unique and brilliant flavor nuances.

The leaves harvested from Doi Chiang Dao and Doi Luang Just north of Chiang Mai come from an ancient grove of indigenous assamica tea trees. The trees are hundreds of years old and grow ten to fifteen feet in height. After curing in whiskey barrels flavors of char and peat develop with a long lasting sweetness touched by vanilla. With each infusion the light heat from the whiskey mellows and rounds allowing for subtler flavors to emerge.


Origin

Doi Chiang Dao and Doi Luang, Chiang Mai

Tasting Notes

After curing in whiskey barrels flavors of char and peat develop with a long lasting sweetness touched by vanilla.

Ingredients

Black tea

Traditional Preparation

Add 6g tea leaves to a Gaiwan or Gongfu Teapot (per 150ml).
Use 200°F water. The tea leaves can be given a quick rinse or brewed without for a fuller tilt whiskey profile.
Start with a 45 second infusion. The tea can be brewed many times up to your taste and is excellent for making tea infused cocktails and ice cubes.


Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on YouTube.

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Something different
Jun 11, 2019
This may be one of my favorite teas. I initially purchased it because I visited Chiang Mai several times....
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Jun 11, 2019
This may be one of my favorite teas. I initially purchased it because I visited Chiang Mai several times....
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Melbourne , FL
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Something different
Jun 11, 2019
This may be one of my favorite teas. I initially purchased it because I visited Chiang Mai several times....
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Traci
Melbourne , FL
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