Thunder Dragon Green

$28.00
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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!

Country: Bhutan
Region: Trongsa District
Tasting Notes: sweet, coriander, lemon peel
Harvest Season: Spring 2020

2 oz

Click here to order a small sample size of this tea.

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Brew temperature 180º F
Western style brewing 3-4 grams, 2-3 minute steep
Gaiwan style brewing ¼ full, 1 minute steep

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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K
Kim R.
My favorite green tea

This is one of my favorite green teas! Smooth with big flavor and a nice lingering finish. Wonderful.

S
Sharon K.
sweet and subtle

I am on a tea educational journey, trying to develop my palate to the various nuances of fine teas.. I grew up drinking Japanese green tea and was unexpectedly pleased with the Thunder Dragon Tea. First off, the twisted leaves were intriguing and the aroma, light and sweet. The taste is very subtle with a slight citrus taste. This tea is meant to be slowly savored and enjoyed at day's end.

J
Jeffrey L.

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.

J
John M.

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!!!

D
Danny M.

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.

E
E d.B.

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.

M
Mark R.

My wife's first sip yielded "this has really nice flavor". I agree!

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
82%
(9)
9%
(1)
9%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
K
Kim R.
My favorite green tea

This is one of my favorite green teas! Smooth with big flavor and a nice lingering finish. Wonderful.

S
Sharon K.
sweet and subtle

I am on a tea educational journey, trying to develop my palate to the various nuances of fine teas.. I grew up drinking Japanese green tea and was unexpectedly pleased with the Thunder Dragon Tea. First off, the twisted leaves were intriguing and the aroma, light and sweet. The taste is very subtle with a slight citrus taste. This tea is meant to be slowly savored and enjoyed at day's end.

J
Jeffrey L.

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.

J
John M.

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!!!

D
Danny M.

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.

E
E d.B.

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.

M
Mark R.

My wife's first sip yielded "this has really nice flavor". I agree!