Top bud green tea – It’s the best high quality green tea in Viet Nam.
High quality green tea, that means the famer picks up only buds from the tea tree. Because of that, we call it is Top bud green tea, fishhook or Tan Cuong green tea are the same type. This type belongs to one of the best high quality green tea types in Thai Nguyen, Viet Nam.
Most of small families in Thai Nguyen make high quality green tea from fresh buds. Because of this reason, they select carefully top buds from Tan Cuong – Thai Nguyen tea region. Therefore, instead of picking one bud and two leaves as usual, they just pick up the top of tea buds and the young leaves on the top of buds that have not yet bloomed. Furthermore, the suitable time to haverst is the first gleam of daylight to the midday. According to the tea makers, at this time, tea leaves aren’t too bitter, and has the best taste.
After picking up tea buds, they will produce in accordance with the traditional technical process. The stages include killing green, rolling and drying with the secret of adjusting fire and the way of flavoring by traditional fire. By the method of fully manual processing, and the long experience of the tea maker. Top bud green tea has bitter taste and then sweet, aroma of young green rice without flavouring and preservatives.
How to make a good cup of top bud green tea?
Top bud green tea is the highest quality Vietnamese teas. Due to, we need to be careful while brewing. There are some techniques to make a good tea cup:
- Firstly: preheat the teaset by boiling water, then pouring the amount of tea leaves into the teapot. You can control your taste by the volumn of tea leaves.
- Next: Wake up the tea leaves: pour the hot water into teapot with temperature is 75℃ (167℉) for 5 seconds.
- Finally: steeping tea: pour the hot water into teapot with temperature is 75℃ (167℉) for 20 – 25 seconds. Then pour out of tea water into each tea cup and enjoy. Remember that open the lid of teapot while waiting for the next infusion.
Top bud green tea can brew in 3 infusions
The important points are caring about the temperature of hot water and don’t shake teapot because it makes the water is not pure and maybe “burn” tea leaves with hot water.