I am from Vietnam tea country and have travelled extensively for 5 years in Vietnam, China and India to learn about tea. My passion is to increase awareness and understanding of great tea from Vietnam.
What we’ll do :
As we sip our teas we will take a journey through the history and taste of tea in Vietnam. Discover where rare wild trees still grow in the northern mountains. Learn how and where tea is grown and the types of tea produced. See, feel and smell the different styles of leaf and taste the subtleties and flavours of the teas that they make. Watch and try to prepare tea in a Vietnamese cultural style.
What we’ll provide :
-- Many types of Vietnam tea .
-- Nibbles to accompany tea.
-- Giao lưu văn hóa , và những câu chuyện về trà việt nam.
Where we’ll be :
The tea discovery takes place in our delightful and peaceful tea studio in the heart of District 1. You will experience a relaxing and unhurried journey through all aspects of Vietnam tea and culture. There will be plenty of opportunity to sample from a range of 25 direct sourced single origin teas.
Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
Our name is often mistaken as sounding of Scandinavian origin. In fact, it is derived from the Vietnamese words for bean and leaf to denote our focus on coffee and tea. The Vietnamese word for bean is hạt and the word for leaf is lá while và simply means 'and'. So, in Vietnamese hạt và lá translates to 'bean and leaf'. With the Vietnamese being a tonal language you could also translate hát và la to 'sing and shout'. While this is not our intention we do believe that we have products to sing and shout about.
We only source our teas directly from farmers and producers and never through agents or middlemen. We work closely with our suppliers in different parts of Vietnam with people who are passionate about their craft and use traditional methods of production. As well as selecting great teas we collaborate with suppliers to improve quality year and year and our close relationahip allows us to be confident about purity, consistency and taste. We are passionate about selecting great teas but also ensure that the teas are produced sustainably with fair reward in all aspects of growing, harvesting and production. We visit all suppliers at least once each year as well as looking out for new sources and developing new blends. Many of our teas grow completely naturally at high altitude on ancient wild tea trees and are harvested (and in some cases processed) by ethnic hill tribe families such as H'Mong, Dao and Thai peoples. All of the photographs used on our website are our own.
We aim to raise awareness of quality tea from Vietnam. Vietnam is the 5th largest exporter of tea in the world and yet is rarely considered when thinking about tea producing countries. The mountainous provinces of northern Vietnam forms part of the home of the tea plant (camellia sinensis). That it grew here as an indigenous plant highlights that that the terrain is perfect for its cultivation. Most of Vietnam's tea ends up in blends and is rarely sold indicating its origin. Much is of average quality and this disguises the fact that there is a flourishing premium tea industry waiting to be discovered. We believe that we have the teas that can drive that discovery. And, of course, tea is wll known for its many benefits to health and well-being. Start your Vietnamese tea journey with us today!
A Vietnamese Tea for any time and any place Our Whole Leaf Teas
Our excellent and broad range of hand selected teas includes delicate silver needles white tea made simply from leaf buds, a variety of green teas with flavours that extend from grassy through to bold vegetal and floral notes, full bodied, creamy green and red oolongs, a refreshing, malty black tea with a beautiful coppery liquor, a post fermented Puerh style dark tea and wonderfully fragrant infusions of tea blended only with real flower blossoms.
We source all of our teas directly and have built strong relationships with responsible and dedicated farmers and producers to ensure that the highest and most consistent products are delivered from the field to the cup. We are confident that all of our teas are traded fairly throughout the supply chain. Based in Vietnam, we travel frequently and widely across the country to discover new and interesting teas that meet our quality criteria. Check regularly for new arrivals and seasonal teas.
The majority of our teas are single origin (by which we mean that they come from one particular, and generally small, producer) and like wines they may vary from year too year or season to season. However, they will always be clean, natural and made with love and care. We ensure that the provenance is always be genuinely as stated and that nothing has been substituted or
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