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.
An early spring tea leaves harvested from 200+ years old tea trees and processed in a small family production with love and passion. It consists of a combination of a bud, two leaves, and a huge number of buds. Fully handmade tea is produced in a very limited quantity.
Dry tea leaves have a sweet, mild aroma with notes of nuts, seeds, and slightly herbal motifs. Warmed tea leaves reveal more honeyed, dried fruit notes. Rinsed tea leaves fully reveal the honey-woody universe. The aroma is deep, pure, and noble.
The taste is sweet, and slightly tart, with smoky, dried fruit notes and an oily texture. With a longer infusion, the drink becomes tart and bitter, followed by a long and strong sweet aftertaste. Tea has strong, powerful energy and warming, concentrating properties. With further pouring, the taste becomes softer, the bitterness goes away and the tea pleases with its softness and depth.