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 1000 years old single tree, this tea is unique due to its rareness and limited production. Harvested by H'Mong minority high in a mountain at altitude about 1500 meters and processed by experienced tea master from Taiwan, this tea represents authentic wild red tea with special aroma, taste and energy.
This tea is one of the most amazing and unusual red teas I've ever had. Strong and at the same time tender and sweet this tea brings out a lot of gastronomical associations. Dry tea leaves have an intense aroma of dark chocolate, with cherry liquor with woody character. After rinsing aroma develop into coffee, cacao beans with smoky and woody notes. Very rich and strong flavour! But the taste is the exact opposite! Tender and sweet, with fruity, berry and woody notes with mint-kind fresh long-lasting aftertaste. Very sweet and deep tea with milky texture and a little cacao bean's bitterness in a aftertaste. You should try different water temperature and infusion time to experience changing nature of this tea. Amazing!