Dhara Golden Tips

Tea type
Black Tea
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Flavors
Bubblegum, Candied Fruit, Caramel, Cocoa, Coffee
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 95 oz / 2812 ml

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  • “Dhara Golden Tips Black Tea as curated by @siamtee_thomas_kasper. A convert to Wild Thai Tea, I would recommend those Thomas sources from @monsoontea (#Fhaang) who are dedicated to the Forest...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Two celebrations today! It is my 4th Steepsterversary (how time flies?) and tasting note 1300! Yes, I was looking for a special tea today and this tea is definitely on purpose, though I had no idea...” Read full tasting note
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Dhara Golden Tips (1+1) is a climate- and forest-friendly cultivated black tea from northern Thailand. As such, it comes from native “Assamica” type tea trees thriving in their natural biodiverse (subtropical) forest environments. Due to the highly diverse natural input in the (forest) soil and their deep-reaching roots, such “wild” teas are particularly rich in taste and active substances. Typical for black tea made of the region’s large-leaved Assamica varieties are sweet cocoa and coffee notes with a spicy touch of roast. And the 1+1 picking standard promises a particularly mild and harmonious combination of these components.

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Dhara Golden Tips Black Tea as curated by @siamtee_thomas_kasper.
A convert to Wild Thai Tea, I would recommend those Thomas sources from @monsoontea (#Fhaang) who are dedicated to the Forest Friendly Tea concept.
Dhara grows wild in the Mountains of Northern Thailand from Camellia sinensis var. assamica trees and much of the process is by hand. Picking standard is 1 +1 from the jungle/forests of Mae Hong Son (แม่แตง), Thailand.
The leaves are large (assamica for sure), hand twisted black with golden flecks and dry give off suggestions of cocoa, malt, and toast.
Brewed a cocoa, smouldered coffee, and caramel aroma is complemented by a rounded sweetness in the mouth.
It produces best when brewed Western style and is then a satisfying tea and testament to ancient Thai tradition nature.
#Fhaang #forestfriendlytea #KennethRimdahl

Flavors: Bubblegum, Candied Fruit, Caramel, Cocoa, Coffee

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 tsp 180 OZ / 5323 ML

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Two celebrations today! It is my 4th Steepsterversary (how time flies?) and tasting note 1300!

Yes, I was looking for a special tea today and this tea is definitely on purpose, though I had no idea that today would be tea-mail day! If it wasn’t delivered today, I would pick maybe some Georgian tea from group order. Anyway, this was a free sample in. Thank you!

Anyway, to the tea. The dry leaves are huge, twisted, black with golden. Rolled and prepared handmade in my opinion. The aroma of them are spices, cocoa and roasty. A little bit of malt, probably as it is from Assamica bushes or trees.

I have very limited experience with Thai teas. I remember trying some, though. I think those were red oolongs from What-cha, before Brexit.

When brewed, a lovely aroma hit my nose. It was quite “dark”, roasty and spicy. I would say black pepper and maybe hints of cloves. Please note, it is orthodox tea without any additions, with clean glass and strainer! Amazing. Simply, amazing!

As I was sipping, I have noticed very similar flavour profile to aroma profile. Again, those spices, roasted notes, but with one more flavour — coffee (mentioned on their website too), and it was a bit drying. Also, cacao notes were there, or maybe it was all together a chocolate with cacao nibs in flavour.

I really would like to see others opinion on this tea. I wonder how my tasting buds are correct, because it felt they were fooling me sometimes.

Technical stats:
Two steeps, each around 3-4 minutes long.
300 ml glass cup with plastic strainer
5 grams of tea

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 5 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
Leafhopper

Congratulations! Sounds like an interesting tea. I look forward to reading some reviews of the Georgian teas before they get to me.

ashmanra

Four years! Awesome! Congratulations, and many more Steepsterversaries, please!

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