Vietnam is the world's 6th largest tea producer in the world and its tea drinking culture goes back nearly 3000 years which is evident in the ancient tea trees that stand meters tall that can still be found. Tea is a part of the culture in Vietnam, being a part of family, social and business life- just like in China and Japan.
Commercial production was originally started by the French in the 1820's but was disrupted when the Vietnam war broke and foreign investment was used to help rehabilitate the industry, now they produce 216.9 Tonnes of tea a year.
The major tea growing regions are in the centre and the North of the country in provinces such as Tuyen Quang, Yen Bai, Pho Tho, Son La and Thai Nguyen. Most tea drunk in Vietnam is Green Tea or Green Tea scented with Lotus.
Our range of teas from Vietnam are mainly of Orthodox production.