Tây Côn Lĩnh, Hà Giàng, Vietnam

This tea is made from pure early spring buds harvested high in the mountains in Tây Côn Lĩnh area, Hà Giàng, Vietnam. Tea trees are about 300-500 years old and their altitude is about 1400 meters above sea level. Due to high-quality raw material and authenticity, this tea is considered as the highest quality. MORE

Fruity, honey
Creamy, caramel, vanilla

HARVEST: Spring, 2023


Vietnam is known as one of the oldest tea regions in the world, with a vast area of ancient tea trees spreading from northeast to northwest. Hà Giang province is located in the northeast part of Vietnam on the border with Yunnan province, China. This region is famous for its wild ancient trees grown here for hundreds and even thousands of years. The unique climate, high altitude, rich soil, and high level of humidity create an excellent environment for tea trees to grow, which gives this tea a particularly special character and taste. This is a homeland of different minorities like Vietnamese, H'Mông, Tay, Kinh, Nung, Dao, and others, who traditionally use tea leaves as medicine and take care of the tea trees.

Lào Cai is a province located in the northwest part of Vietnam and bordering Laos. This is a wild mountainous region with a tropical monsoon climate, rich soil, and enough rainfall which makes perfect environment for growing high-quality tea. This is a homeland of different minorities like Vietnamese, Mong, Tay, Dao, and others, who traditionally use tea leaves as a medicine. Nowadays, in the northern part of Vietnam, there are a lot of small and big factories, that produce tea, picked from ancient tea trees, that grow wild in the mountains. This tea is one of the most popular and high-quality representatives of an early spring harvest, traditionally sundried right after the harvesting.

SHAN TEA is a unique wild variety of Camellia Sinensis that grows high in the mountains of the Northern part of Vietnam. SHAN TEA or SNOW SHAN (snow-upon-a-high-mountain) arises from the thick snow-white coat of fur that embraces each silky green tea bud. This telling feature enables the tea leaves to thrive at a height of 2000 meters above sea level, hampered by bitingly cold and frosty climate all year round. Ranging along North West Mountainous area: from Hà Giang, Yên Bái, Lào Cai to Lai Châu, Điện Biên, Sơn La ... Each of those lands is filled with Snow Shan Tea traces. Depending on the different soil conditions, climate, harvesting habits, and crafty processing methods in each province, Snow Shan Tea Taste would vary accordingly.

This tea is a beautiful and exclusive product made from pure young buds of old tea trees, harvested in early spring, and dried under the sun. The average age of trees is 300+ years. The trees grow in the wild, deep in the mountains of Tây Côn Lĩnh area, at an altitude of more than 1000 m above sea level. This tea is an authentic example of Vietnamese mountain tea called 'Snow Shan', which grows only in Vietnam and has its original character and flavour.

When dry, the tea leaf has a sweet, fruity, honey aroma, with floral motifs. The warmed tea leaves continue with herbal, floral, and slightly bakery motifs. Rinsed tea leaves reveal bread, honey, and vanilla notes. The aroma is very subtle, noble, and delicate, clearly possessing its own original, unique flavour.

The taste of tea is delicate, and soft, with a deep, sweet, honey taste. There are notes of flowers, dried herbs, and fresh fruits, as well as a sweet aftertaste, leaving a pleasant feeling of freshness. The tea produces a light infusion color, ranging from white to light yellow, depending on the steeping time. With longer infusion, the tea develops creamy, caramel, and vanilla motifs. Because tea is produced from ancient trees, it is not so capricious in terms of water and can withstand any temperature. This fact allows you to experiment with temperature and infusion time, brewing tea in different ways, and getting different final results. An excellent choice for white tea lovers, connoisseurs of old trees, as well as anyone interested in expanding their tea horizons.
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