Doke Rolling Thunder (2nd Flush 2013)

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170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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From Lochan Tea Limited

Category : Oolong Tea
Flush : 2nd Flush 2013
Origin : Doke / Bihar

Doke is the name of a very productive organic tea Garden in India. The lush garden rests in an area called Pothia, Kishanganj. The area is very poor, with high unemployment and a lot of civil unrest. In 1998 Mr. Rajiv Lochan, a lifelong tea garden manager and now tea business expert, decided to plant new tea bushes on small plot of land. Many said that the land was ‘useless’, but Rajiv persisted, with the help of the garden workers and local farmers the garden began to surprise everyone, including Rajiv.


This a new offering from our own tea garden, Doke Organic Farm in Bihar.

This totally unique Oolong tea from Doke carefully prepared in such a manner that there is a high percentage of silver tips present in this tea.

This tea gives an amber liquor and the aroma is quite strong and fruity.

Profits from the sale of all Doke teas are utilized for the betterment of the tea garden workers children and families.

This rich Oolong is perfect to enjoy alone on a rainy day or with friends.

Credit: Čaj Room

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I got a good helping of this stuff from Lochan Tea to play with. And play with it, I did. I gongfu’d it, I boiled it, I did a green tea-ish approach with it. Basically, I’ve been rolling in this particular tea for the better part of a week.

But what I hadn’t done was observe the brewing recommendations from another vendor selling the stuff. I looked at the Butiki Teas page, and they recommended a four-minute steep at 170 degrees. That seemed light, but I gave it a shot.

Oh, mama…

So much going on with this oolong. It’s slightly malty – like an Assam. There’s a grapiness to it – like a Darjeeling. And, oddly enough, there’s a bit of pekoe-ish-ness – like a Nilgiri. On top of that, a bit of white tea character also shines through. It’s like an amalgamation of many different teas and traditions.

For this, the lighter approach is the best approach. So much nuance.

Oh yeah, I also did a guest blog for Lochan Tea about Indian oolongs in general. Go looky, if you wanna:

170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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