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Green tea plan­ta­tion is be­com­ing an at­trac­tive busi­ness for the peo­ple of Sam­chol­ing in Trongsa.

The Samchholing Green Tea Co­op­er­a­tive, which has 27 mem­bers, says with the yield get­ting bet­ter by the year, the busi­ness is pick­ing up well.

Last year, the co­op­er­a­tive pro­duced about 8,000 pack­ets of green tea. This year, the co­op­er­a­tive ex­pects to pro­duce about 2,000 pack­ets more. A packet of green tea, which weighs 60 grams, is re­port­edly sold at Nu 150.

Sci­en­tif­i­cally known as Camel­lia Si­nen­sis, the green tea was first said to have been planted near the Samchholing palace. It was more for per­sonal use then but to­day there are about 47 acres of land in Drak­teng gewog un­der green tea plan­ta­tion.

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