This fantastic Vietnamese hong cha comes from the oldest wild trees in the Ho Thau forest in Ha Giang, northern Vietnam. It was picked and processed by people of the indigenous Red Dzao tribe. You'll find that this tea is very powerful and complex with notes of honey and chocolate.
The old tea trees can reach up to 15 meters in height and grow at about 2400 meters above sea level in a cool and humid climate, under a typically misty and cloudy sky. The inhabitants say it is this permanent fog that gives quality to the tea. This tea was made with Shan Tuyet or Shan Snow tree varietal. Shan means mountain and forest, and Snow refers to the white hair that coats its young buds.
It has large leaves, making it perfect for Bowl Tea as it is sweet and not too bitter when left infusing in the bowl.
Origin: Ho Thau, Ha Gianng, Vietnam
Harvest: April, 2021
Color of liquor: briight orange
Aroma: woody, roasted peanuts, cocoa
Flavor: sweet,, lightly roasted, dark chocolate with almonds
Temperature: 95º c
Steeping Time: 1,5min; 1,5min; 2min...