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Ancient Tea

Ancient tea is one of the unique green tea in the Northen Vietnam. Therefore, it has many places where have the old tea trees in this area. And the cultivar tea tree belongs to Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica which has the large and thick leaf. Normally, the high of tea tree is around 3 – 10m, it depends on the age. Furthermore, as the minority said that there are 2 types of tea tree. First, Shan tea tree which is grown for 20 years ago. And the other one is Ancient tea tree which has more than 100 years ago.

 

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Old tea tree

Ancient tea is one of the unique green tea in the Northen Vietnam. Therefore, it has many places where have the old tea trees in this area. And the cultivar tea tree belongs to Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica which has the large and thick leaf. Normally, the high of tea tree is around 3 – 10m, it depends on the age. Furthermore, as the minority who live here said that there are 2 types of tea tree. Firstly, Shan tea tree which is grown for 20 years ago. And the other one is old tea tree which has more than 100 years ago. But nobody know exactly the age of tea tree here because it’s long time ago and they have no way to evaluate.

There are some photos about the tea tree when I visited in April of 2018.

Ancient tea tree in Chung Chinh village

Ancient tea tree in Chung Chinh village


Ancient tea tree in Móng Vàng village

Ancient tea tree in Móng Vàng village


Ancient tea tree in Bản Bẹ village

Ancient tea tree in Bản Bẹ village

Location of old tea area in Vietnam

As I mentioned, this tea tree is grown in Ta Xua rank high mountain between Son La and Yen Bai province in Northwest Vietnam. On the other hand, there are seven villages where have many old tea tress such as Chung Chinh, Bản Bẹ, Móng Vàng, Tà Xùa A, Tà Xùa B, Tà Xùa C and Háng Đồng village. Beside of that, most people live here are H’mong minority for a long time. And with the altitude is around 1.000 – 1.600m is an advantage element for old tea trees growing.

One of H'mong minority houses

One of H’mong minority houses


Ta Xua high mountain rank

Ta Xua high mountain rank

The processing

In Ta Xua, the H’mong minority calls this tea by Vietnamese is “trà sao suốt”. Actually, it belongs to green tea bases on the processing.

Beside of me is a woman H’mong minority who is piking up fresh tea leaves. She is also a tea maker.

She only picks up one bud and two young leaves. As a result of picking, this tea is one of high quality green tea in Vietnam.

Fresh ancient tea leaves

There is the processing:

First: killing green

making ancient tea

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Second: rolling

Rolling ancient tea leaves

 

Final: drying

drying tea leaves

 

The tea leaves after processing

Dried ancient tea leaves

Additional information

Location

Ta Xua mountain, Son La province

Material

top bud and 2 young leaves

Infusion temperature

90°C

color

Vàng sánh như mật ong

Flavor

smoky

Aroma

light bitter and sweet aftertaste

Infusion

7 times

2 reviews for Ancient Tea

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bobbo

    Begun, the great internet edatucion has.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ngô Thị Bích Trâm

    Unbelievable! the tea tree is long time…the body taste is very thickness and sweet aftertaste
    I drank the same type in Yunnan, but your tea is so special. Thank you!

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