GREEN TEA BUSINESS FLOURISHES IN SAMCHHOLING
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.