Thailand's Forest Temple Tea: Explore this Wild White Tea Cultivated at Pa Pae Buddhist Monastery
Nestled amidst the untamed wilderness of the sparsely populated mountains in northern Thailand, a hidden gem awaits those who seek a truly remarkable tea experience. Forest Temple Tea, also known as Pa Pae White Tea, transports us to the birthplace of wild tea trees, where nature's bounty intertwines with Buddhist traditions.
The Enchanted Birthplace
In the remote mountainous region near the border of Burma, an original biotope exists, abundant with tea bushes and trees. Local inhabitants initially consumed them as a salad or as ingredients in their dishes. However, one of the founders, Jiri Šimsa (seen in the first photo below), of Dobrá Tea recognized the exceptional qualities of this area and collaborated with local farmers to cultivate tea for drinking. Thus, the Forest Temple Tea was born, named after the Pa Pae Buddhist Forest Monastery.
Wild and Mature Trees
The key to Forest Temple Tea's unparalleled flavor lies in the meticulously plucked leaves from wild, mature Camellia sinensis assamica tea trees that thrive on the steep slopes of the mountains. Unlike cultivated tea plants, these ancient trees have deep roots and are nurtured by the pristine mountain air and fertile soil. Their age imparts a distinctive character to the tea, resulting in a remarkable brew that embodies the essence of nature itself.
A Captivating Aroma
Forest Temple Tea enchants the senses with its captivating aroma. The handpicked leaves, carefully processed by experienced artisans, preserve the tea's natural fragrances. As the hot water embraces the leaves in your teapot, a delicate bouquet of floral notes with hints of honey and fresh vegetation wafts through the air, transporting you to the mist-laden mountains where the tea leaves were born.
The Taste of Tranquility
With each sip of Forest Temple Tea, tranquility unfolds on your palate. The exquisite flavor profile harmonizes the sweetness of ripe fruit with the gentle bitterness of nature's greenery, reminiscent of the wild landscape from which it originates. The tea's smooth and velvety texture caresses your tongue, leaving a refreshing and lingering aftertaste that evokes a sense of inner calm.
Forest Temple Tea invites us to experience the marriage of nature and spirituality through its captivating flavors and serene origins. This extraordinary tea, plucked from wild, mature trees in the untamed mountains of Thailand, embodies the essence of tranquility and offers a taste of pure bliss. Indulge in the enchantment of Forest Temple Tea, and allow it to transport you to the mystical world of ancient tea trees and the peaceful embrace of the forest.
Visit Pa Pae
Indulge in a serene retreat at Pa Pae, where the art of meditation intertwines harmoniously with the pleasure of savoring exquisite teas.