Angkhang Royal Project Green is a fully organic green tea from the Royal Project Foundation based at Doi Angkhang in northern Thailand. Made from a Taiwanese Jin Xuan cultivar, it exhibits a refreshing character that is vegetal and smooth with green fruity notes. This tea is the green counterpart to our Angkhang Royal Project Black. Grown at an altitude of around 1,300m, this tea is from summer 2021 harvest.
This tea is grown by the Royal Project Foundation, which is a Thai non-for-profit organisation based in northern Thailand. The Foundation was founded by King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1969. The Foundation was created in order to better the lives of hill tribes by providing and supporting sustainable agriculture. The main emphasis historically has been moving the hill tribes from farming opium to cultivating sustainable crops. Presently Angkhang is one of the three Royal Agriculture Stations that specialise in researching high mountain agriculture, training of local hill tribe people and furthering career development of local hill tribe farmers.
This tea comes from around Doi Angkhang that is located right next to the border with Burma. The tea is grown in a favourable climate at an altitude of between 1,200m and 1,500m. You can see a Google Maps panoramic image from the plantation below:
Angkhang Royal Project Green is a green tea that is produced from a Taiwanese Jin Xuan cultivar that is most commonly known for being the leaf of choice for Milk Oolong. When this area of Thailand went from growing opium poppies to sustainable tea growing, many tea cultivars were imported from Taiwan in order to quickly establish a booming tea industry. Jin Xuan seems to be particularly suited to the mountainous climate of northern Thailand. While some teas here are processed as classic oolongs, many growers try to experiment with production methods to produce something a bit more unusual – just like this Angkhang Royal Project Green.
This Angkhang Royal Project Green comes in mixed size green leaves that are rolled and twisted. The liquor produced is light green in colour with a sweet vegetal aroma. This tea is instantly approachable, having a light and refreshing smooth flavour. It has a mouth-watering quality with no astringency or dryness to it. The flavours are lightly vegetal, with slight buttery and citrus notes. There are also flavours of green fruits and hay present. Being very drinkable it makes an excellent everyday green tea.
We suggest brewing at 80°C for 2-3 minutes according to your taste. It can be brewed around 2+ times depending on your taste preferences.
This Angkhang Royal Project Green tea was first featured in our May 2018 Curious Tea Subscription Boxes.