To furnish the world’s most delicious and satisfying tea at the best possible price.
White Dragon Tea is a virtual reality (whitedragontea.com) which provides our customers with great tea and in depth information. We endeavor to give great service. In Durango you can order your tea on line, check the local pick up box and retrieve your tea from 822 Main, There’s No Place Like Home. If you want to make sure that is is ready please call 385-7300. That number works for questions, special requests or if you just wan to talk to one of the tea guys.
About Michael Thunder
Michael Thunder is the proprietor of White Dragon Tea. His background includes a direct experience of tea in Japan where he lived as a monk at the temple, Cho Shoji, in Beppu, Kyushu. Part of his exposure to the culture was the visits of the Tea Lady who gave instruction in the tea ceremony to the habitués of the temple. His first experience of Sencha, the Japanese national drink, as well as matcha, the powdered tea ceremony tea, occurred while he was at the temple.
After his return to the US, he was visiting his son, Sam, in San Francisco. Sam wanted to create a special evening for his father at The Slanted Door where he worked as a waiter. After a world-class dinner, he suggested Dragon Well Tea as a finish. Michael awakened, as though from a deprived, tea-less dream upon his first tastes of that tea. He had never experienced anything like it.
The other aspect of Michael’s character that influences White Dragon Tea is a hedonistic streak which loves pleasure. He and his assistant Casey select the best tasting teas they can find and purvey them on the internet.