A splendid Vietnamese green tea with the cool minty tones associated with Long Jing coupled with the powerful grassy strength of typical Vietnamese greens, it very much lives up to its rich pedigree.
Dragon Cloud is a great example of the tea experimentation currently ongoing within Vietnam, it is a hybridisation of the native Vietnamese tea cultivar 'Ta' (meaning 'our' in Vietnamese) and the famed Chinese cultivar 'Long Jing' used in the production of Dragon Well.
Sourced direct from the Trong branch of the Vu family who operate a number of small farms around Vietnam, with one family member typically managing a single farm. The Vu family were one of the first to cultivate tea in Thai Nguyen, now considered one of the foremost Vietnamese tea regions.
- Moderate bitterness
- Powerful grassy taste
- Cool mint finish
Harvest: Spring, March 2015
Origin: La Bang, Thai Nguyen, Vietnam
Tea Varietal: Camellia Sinensis var. Sinensis
Cultivar: Hybrid of Ta (Native Vietnamese cultivar) + Long Jing
Sourced: Direct from Trong branch of the Vu family
Percentage of price going back to the farmer: 15%+
- Heat water to roughly 75°C/167°F
- Use 1-2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 30-45 seconds
Packaging: Aluminium ziplock bag
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