Special Vietnam – Tuyet tea

Drinking tea from over 100 years old tea trees

Above 1,200 meter from the sea, Ha Giang province has some tea farms with tea trees are over a hundred years old, some are even older with over 400 years old. Lung Phin and Ta Xua are the two special place in Ha Giang with hundreds and thousands of these tea trees.

Tuyet tea

A 400 years old Tuyet Tea tree

Tuyet teas are special because its special taste. People who have drunk this tea will not find any similar taste from any other tea in the world. People like this tea not only because it’s special taste but also it’s safe for drink. These tea trees are quite organic, they grow naturally, no watery, no fertilizer is needed, they grow for natural soil.

Harvesting Tuyet tea

Harvesting Tuyet tea

Not the same as other normal tea trees which are about a meter high to be easy to harvest, Tuyet tea trees are big and tall, the average is about 5-10 meters high, some trees even up to 15 meters. To harvest them, people actually have to climb up in the tree to take the young leaf.

Tea Harvesting

Tea Harvesting

Each year Tuyet tea only harvest about 3 or 4 times due to it’s oldness and low productive, the price therefore almost double or treble with the normal. These teas are also making in special tea pots for it’s own special taste (see the picture).

Source: trashantuyetcothu.com

Tea pot for Tuyet Tea

Tea pot for Tuyet Tea