Thunder Dragon Green
An exclusive from In Pursuit of Tea! This green tea, grown in Samcholing, Bhutan, has never before been exported. The tea fields are located at the summer palace of the second king, and were originally planted in the 1950s. A collective of 26 women now operate the 43-acre farm, hand-picking, pan-firing and rolling the small leaves into a simple twisted shape.
The bright, sweet flavor is reminiscent of a Chinese green tea, with vegetal notes of coriander and lemon peel and a delicate floral aroma. Unlike many green teas, the leaves can stand up to multiple steepings—try four or five. Enjoy the taste of a new tradition!
Region: Trongsa District
Tasting Notes: sweet, coriander, lemon peel
Harvest Season: Spring 2020
Click here to order a small sample size of this tea.
This is a delightful green tea. Very Smooth and flavorful, with no bitterness. Having spent 2 months volunteering in the beautiful country of Bhutan, I am so glad that IPOT is supporting this project.
The first cup poured
Is rich with the essence of the leaf.
When the leaves have all full hydrated
And relaxed you taste the second
Cup a soft mellow richness that
Continues with every cup .
The leaves keep on giving!!!
I have been buying tea for years from a local seller. Although I do not yet consider myself an expert, I have noticed this tea seems to taste as good and performs much better, fewer tea leaves makes more tea. I can’t wait to try more varieties.
I have travelled with Sebastian to a few remote tea plantations, his focus and care for the rare qualities in these teas reflect his passion and commitment to share his discoveries. Subtle and layered.
My wife's first sip yielded "this has really nice flavor". I agree!
My husband said "these tea leaves are kind of large and loose" when making me some tea. I told him that is an attribute of a quality tea. Very nice flavor. Thank you.
High quality tea from the moment one opes the bag. Sweet smell, deep, rich taste (for a green).