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. Unique climate, high altitude, rich soil and high level of humidity create an excellent environment for tea trees to grow, what give 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 a medicine and take care about the tea trees.
Made from high quality spring material harvested from 500-700 years old tea trees, this tea is quite unique due to its rareness. Harvested by H'Mong minority high in a mountain at altitude about 1500 meters and processed by experienced tea master, this tea represents authentic wild tea with special aroma, taste and energy.
Mao Cha translates as a "rough tea" and means that this tea is unfinished and is in an intermediate stage of production. This term is used for a tea material which is ready to be steamed and pressed in case of Sheng Pu'Er production. This type of tea is used for blending and further storage before being pressed into 'cakes'.
*In Vietnam, this type of tea is often called "Yellow Tea" what makes it very different comparing with Chinese traditional yellow tea.
Beautiful buds and leaves full of sweet fragrance. Dry tea leaves have a sweet, honey, floral notes. After keeping them in a warmed teapot aroma develop into herbal, ginger and caramel. After rinsing aroma changes into vanilla, sugar powder and lightly citrus notes. Very gentle and deep. The taste is sweet, smooth and deep with notes of ginger and lemongrass. Long-lasting aftertaste with a little menthol hint on the tip of a tongue.