India is a famous export country of black tea e.g. Darjeeling & Assam. Actually they produce green tea too. Blooms presents you a new selection of green tea - Wakro. Wakro is the name of the tea origin located at the northeast part of India called Arunachal Pradesh. The tea is produced from a small organic tea farm.
In the cup, Wakro green is yellow and green and has slightly smoky, grass and vegetal flavours. There’s a mild astringency on the palate. This is a characteristic of green teas. Astringency can easily be lowered by reducing the temperature that the tea is brewed at. The smoky flavour on our Wakro teas is a result of the traditional small scale tea processing that Basamlu uses. The steaming and firing of the tea are undertaken using wood fires.
Traditionally Wakro and the area around it had been known for its orange groves. Wakro and its surrounds have also developed a reputation for cultivation of the opium poppy. Why tea garden owner Basamlu Krisikro start planting green tea? It is because her mother was detected cancer and was suggested to consume green tea. She began giving her mother a daily cup of organic green tea sourced from a niche estate near Roing town in Lower Dibang Valley district. But it wasn’t always convenient for her to travel miles to get the chemical-free beverage. So she decided to grow tea in the backyard of her house.
It takes a lot of courage to go for organic tea farming in a remote area since fertilisers and chemical booster ensure more commerial success. Basamlu proved that she is doing the right thing. She found buyers from Canada, Australia, USA, Japan and Germany for her Wakro Organic Tea brand. Also she changed the mindset of people addicted to opium.