Vietnam is the 7th largest tea producer in the world. Vietnamese tea itself is extremely diverse and Vietnamese tea culture is quite old and unique. Read on to find out more facts about tea from Vietnam and its features.
Proof of it is the book The Story of Tea (Chuyện trà) written by Tran Quang Due in the 17th century. According to it, on wild tea areas there were more than 40,000 trees growing in Suoi Giang (Yen Bai province). So it was concluded that Vietnamese tea has several thousand history. Legends of the Hung King dynasty say that tea appeared in Vietnam along with Chung cakes.
Vietnamese tea is exported to more than 75 countries every year. According to the Vietnam Tea Association, in 2020 there were 34 provinces where tea is mainly grown. It covers a total area of 123 thousand hectares, while an average yield is about 95 quintals/ha. A total production of tea in the country equals 1.02 million tons.
Ministry of Industry and Trade claimed that tea exports reached 58,000 tons (USD 94.9 million) in the first half of 2021. In comparison to the previous year, it increased by 0.3% in volume and 4.4% in value.
Due to the fact that Vietnam used to have a bad reputation for using pesticides previously, its tea is relatively cheap. However, currently, the Vietnamese government takes measures to develop safe, chemical-free industry.
Vietnamese people prefer green tea to black tea. Green tea is considered to be good for health and releases heat. It also contains many nutrients that greatly benefit human health.
The way Vietnamese people prepare tea can show their hospitality. They are meticulous in tea selection, preparation of tea tools, ingredients, and tea leaves. Vietnamese people care for the quality of the tea leaves and the water because these factors affect the quality of tea in the teacup. Read our article about what does tea mea to Vietnamese to better understand culture and traditions.
Lotus tea in Vietnam is different from other countries. Vietnamese tea producers make lotus tea handmade from 100% natural ingredients without adding chemicals. The secret of processing tea has been passed down through generations to get clear liquid and sweet taste of lotus.
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