May 19, 2014

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Welcome to Chaidim !!!

Chaidim is an organic tea brand from Thailand. With the local farmers, Chaidim produces in the province of Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand, organic herbal teas such as lemongrass, chamomile, ginger and butterfly pea and organic teas such as green tea, oolong tea and black tea.

Chaidim Organic Tea

With an overview on the complete process, from crops to final product, and operating only via mechanical methods, the company develops tea and herbal tea from single source field, each type of tea having specific aromas and flavors of its own, without any blending. The production is strictly based on 100% organic production methods with no pesticide and no chemical used during the process.

Chaidim is like a circle, shaped like a teapot. What it takes, it gives it back, forming an harmonious lifestyle taking into account the earth, the soil, the natural fauna, the seasons and the workers, up to the final product. It is called sustainability, or preservation. By not using pesticides and chemical fertilizers, Chaidim is allowing the eco system to protect itself from natural predators, allowing the soil to be fertile, earth worms patiently recycling the soil, giving nutrients to the tea trees, bees patrolling the area, pollination, the good old fermented manure to feed this same soil. A world of authenticity where production rhymes with quality and terroir, and not with quantity and market price fluctuations.

Chaidim Organic Tea

Chaidim tea pluckers, tea makers and tea masters are all sharing these organic concepts to lead their life, i.e., passion for tea, knowledge of traditional cultivation methods, limited exposure to chemicals, taking care of the environment as an investment for the future, and as a legacy, an heritage for the younger generation.

Being together, working together develops social bond and forms community, where everybody works toward community development goals, educating their children, creating lasting families. Of course, better health means better relationship, better relationship develops harmony within the family, with education comes knowledge, and with knowledge comes passion.

Passion for tea, organic tea...

 


How to make the perfect cup of Oolong Tea

How to brew a perfect Oolong (or any tea) without using Gong Fu Cha style:

 

   

1) Rinse two similar sized teapots with hot water, to clean and warm the tea pots. Discard the water.

2) Use water temperature between 80 to 90 degrees Celsius. Furthermore, make sure that you use a proportional amount of tea and water in the teapot. For instance, 200 ml tea pot with 7 to 8 gr max of tea. Increase to 10 to 13 grams in a 500 ml teapot.

3) For a 200 ml tea pot, add a tbsp (7 to 9 grams) of Oolong tea, and pour a little bit of hot water to "wake up" the tea for 2 seconds. Discard the water.

4) Pour the hot water over the "awaken" tea.

5) First brewing should be between 20 to 45 sec max, depending of the tea type. Once brewed, pour the tea out in the second tea pot to stop the brewing process. 

6) For each subsequent brewing, let the tea brew for only 20 seconds first and adjust. Add hot water to the tea if it's over brewed. . 

7) Smell the intense perfume. Sit back, relax and enjoy the tea.

Brewing tea is a wonderful alchemy. It requires you to use your “six senses” to understand the tea harmony. By paying attention to time and water temperature, you will optimize the brewing up to the desired taste. Of course, it differs from one tea to another, as well as the vessel to be used. Only practice will improve your skills, and only drinking tea will develop your taste buds ...

Using this method to brew our Organic GABARON (GABA Oolong) or our Oriental Beauty Oolong will instantly make you forget your old brewing techniques !!!!!


Nedim Behar
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