While many of our classic black teas come from China or India, unique and highly sought-after teas are grown throughout Asia, including countries like Nepal, Taiwan, and Vietnam. New to our shelves, our Vietnamese Golden Tips is a stellar example of a premium Vietnamese tea. With a dry, moderately astringent character and a slightly sweet taste with notes of burnt sugar, caramel, and smoke, Vietnamese black is a tea worth savoring!
Although most of the country's people drink green tea, there are a growing number of younger Vietnamese enjoying the tastes of black teas. Vietnamese black teas were mostly exported for use in blends although lately, Vietnam growers are producing high-quality self drinking teas.
Thai Nguyen, located 75 km to the north of Hanoi, is home to the country’s largest tea-growing area. The province is well-known for its green, aromatic and black teas. Tea plants have been grown in Thai Nguyen for around 100 years. This very wonderful organic black tea is now being produced to help preserve Vietnam's northern rainforests.
Rich, fragrant, smooth loose leaf black tea from Vietnam's top tea-producing region, Thai Nguyen. The infused leaf from these jet black, medium-sized Vietnam black tea leaves yields a sweet aroma. The leaves brew into a beautiful copper-colored cup. The cup has a distinctive spicy and nutty flavor. Smooth, yet full-bodied and aromatic, the taste is lightly floral with hints of caramel. You'll love this tea! Hot or iced, also goes well with milk and sugar.
Brewing Guide: Bring water to a boil. Preheat the teapot and cups by pouring boiling water in and out. Add tea leaves into a teapot. Use about 3-7 grams of tea leaves per 150 ml of water if you want to re-steep them many times and enjoy intense flavor and scent.