Minimally processed, wild tea buds from northwest Vietnam's mountains brew a mind-blowing cup.
Trà Móng Rồng (Dragon Claw Tea) is known as 芽苞 (Ya Bao, literally translated as 'bud') in Yunnan. Needless to say, the Vietnamese get the award for the cooler name.
This is the second batch of Dragon Claws that we share in 2022.
Experience: light-coloured liquor with a surprisingly powerful floral taste and a lychee finish.
Origin: Dai Ang, Thanh Tri, Ha Giang, Vietnam
GPS: 20.9°N 105.8°E
Harvest: March 2022
Tree type: wild, old
Bud type: green & purple, smaller than others we've seen in the region
Tea Artisan: Khe Trieu Mui
Brewing Suggestions: pour 200ml of boiling water on 5-6 tea leaves; steep for 4-5 minutes. You may steep these leaves about 5 times.