Thai Nguyên Green Tea 500gr delicious kind
THAI NGUYEN – THE CRADLE OF VIETNAMESE TEA
When talking about tea and the place of perfect tea products, most of Vietnamese mention Thai Nguyen as the first destination. That is simply because this highland district has been well-known in Vietnam for its hundred years of aromatic tea cultivation. No one knows exactly what makes tea products from this land so charming like that: some attribute it to the climate, some suppose soil is the reason and some also say experienced hand of farmers create the specialty. However, those are concerned by agro-scientists or tea researchers only, and for tea drinkers in Vietnam, they care more about how they can have a hot tea pot with real Thai Nguyen tea inside, and enjoy each drop of that fragrant beverage.
History of Thai Nguyen Tea
The history of tea production in Thai Nguyen also coincides with the history of tea in Vietnam. Before 1882, tea was grown spontaneously by local famers at highland area and valleys surrounded giant mountains.
At that time, half of harvested tea leaves in Thai Nguyen were used for drinking, and the rest was spent on processing and preserving.In 1882, the appearance of French scientists in Thai Nguyen has brought a new breath to tea production in this area.
Along with existing small tea farm, huge tea plantations were established by French with modern machine and technique that resulted in rising output. Moreover, two more new types of industrial tea which includes black tea for Western European market and Chinese green tea for Northern Africa market were grown in Thai Nguyen at the same time.After victory of the resistance war against French colonial, the North Vietnam government has implemented some significant policies in tea production and generate new development prospects of tea in Thai Nguyen.
One of them was to create national tea plantations and co-operations to grow and produce tea. That structure today has been replaced by numerous private tea gardens and tea joint stock companies.
Famous tea regions in Thai Nguyen
The most famous tea from Thai Nguyen is Tan Cuong Tea. This special product from Tan Cuong – Cong River area possesses an incredibly delicious taste that can mesmerize any tea drinkers including the most picky one.
Each sip of hot Tan Cuong tea pouring in mouth firstly leaves a little taste of bitter on the tip of the tongue, but that taste immediately transforms to a deep sweet when the tea is off throat.In recent years, various new tea areas have been established with unique and different tea products to serve customers in any range.
Prominently among them are Trai Cai and La Bang tea village, in addition to deluxe tea plantations in Phuc Thuan, Thanh Cong and Song Cau.
How to use Thai Nguyên Green Tea 500gr
Step 1: Use hot water about 75 degrees Celsius, then fill the kettle and rinse the cup and pour it out. This step helps to clean and heat the teapot, making the tea easier to smell as well as creating a fragrance for both the pot and the tea.
Step 2: Use a wooden or bamboo spoon to take about 8g of tea and put it in the pot.
Step 3: Use hot water about 80-90 degrees Celsius to pour just enough to cover the tea. Next, gently shake the teapot with your hands and pour out all the water. This step helps to wake up the tea to expand and infuse evenly.
Step 4: When the tea is finished, pour 150ml of boiling water with a temperature of 80-90 degrees Celsius into the teapot. Let the tea infuse for about 20-25 seconds, then strain out all the tea, pour into each cup of tea to enjoy.
However, if you are not an expert at making tea, pour from the kettle into small cups. But with this method should only pour 1/3 cup at a time and cycle until the tea is empty in the pot. This will avoid the case that one cup is dark, the other is light.