DISCOVERY BOX | VIETNAMESE SPIRIT
IN THIS TEA BOX, WE SHARE SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE TEAS FROM VIETNAM!
While some of the teas featured in these parcels are available on our standard menu (including Spirit Tree & Hill Dweller), there will also be some micro-batch, handcrafted tea not available otherwise. They came back from Vietnam in our backpacks.
In May 2022, after years of penciling Vietnam in our ‘tea travel goals’ we flew to Hanoi to meet a couple of local tea connections found on Facebook and LinkedIn. The plan was to get a few pointers, rent a car and head to the highlands to discover some tea trees.
- Vietnam is the 5th largest tea producer (by volume) in the world, producing roughly 2.5 times Japan’s yearly output, and over 10 times that of Nepal. The raw material for some of this tea is world class.
- The awareness (in Western countries) of Vietnam as a tea origin is negligible compared to China, India, Japan, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
- The vast majority of Vietnamese tea is sold at rock bottom prices to tea markets in central Asia and China; it is often used as non-branded filler for more profitable tea products.
- It’s a TIME CAPSULE! The place feels very much like Yunnan in the early 2000’s. Just like in Yunnan, hospitality is superb.Omakase (Japanese: お任せ, Hepburn: o-makase) is a Japanese phrase that means “I’ll leave it up to you” (from Japanese “to entrust” (任せる, makaseru)).
The phrase “omakase” is most commonly used when dining at Japanese restaurants where the customer leaves it up to the chef to select and serve seasonal specialties. Customers ordering omakase style expect the chef to be innovative and surprising in selecting dishes, and the meal can be likened to an artistic performance.Ordering omakase can be a gamble, but the customer typically receives the highest-quality fish available at a lower cost than if it had been ordered à la carte.By ordering an O5 mystery box, it’s like saying omakase to the O5 team member (Michael, Geoff, Taryn or Pedro) who will lovingly pack your order.
Each box will be curated with stuff they’d love to drink, and will contain at least one ‘off-menu’ item not regularly available through o5tea.com.There are 3 price points available:$55 BOX | $70+ VALUE
$88 BOX | $111+ VALUE
$111 BOX | $140+ VALUE + FREE SHIPPING
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