TASTING EXPERIENCE: NOTES OF ROASTED, TURNIPS, MILD TOBACCO, AND BIRCH WOOD.
The highlands of Northwest Vietnam remind us of Yunnan in the early 2000s, wilder and less developed. While this tea should not be called Pu Er (since this is considered a denomination of origin), the ancient trees of Ha Giang are very similar to their close cousins in Yunnan.
Origin: Xin Chai Commune, Tua Chua district, Dien Bien Phu Province, Vietnam
GPS: 22.1°N 103.3°E - Alt. 1500m
Harvested and Handcrafted by:Lo Seo Ngan, who belongs to the Xa Phang (Hoa) nation of Dien Bien Phu. The Xa Phang trace their origins to China, back in the days when national borders were less rigid, and speak a Chinese dialect. You may learn more about Vietnam's nations here.