Six Borders Black (Vietnam)

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2 oz. (25 cups) or 8 oz. (100 cups)

While Vietnam is better known for its green tea, Six Borders Black is a surprisingly excellent wild black tea from the high mountain slopes of Yên Bái Province—a region that borders six other Vietnamese provinces. It is plucked from ancient tea trees that are 300-400 years old. Grown above 4,300 feet and harvested by a single family of H’mong farmers, this tea is full of character and flavors of malt and chocolate. It has a rich copper liquor.

Brewing instructions
Amount: 2 grams of loose tea per cup of water (a pinch)
Temperature: 212 ̊ (A full, rolling boil)
Steep time: 3 minutes

About Our Vietnamese Tea

Vietnamese tea trees are some of the oldest in the world. While tea farming in Vietnam has existed for hundreds of years, 20th century conflict badly harmed the industry and prevented it from reaching Western consumers. Only in the last generation has the political climate in Vietnam improved.

Our Vietnamese tea comes from wild trees growing in the pristine, ancient forests of the far northern provinces of Hà Giang and Yên Bái. The tea is grown on mountain sides at an altitude between 4,300 and 5,500 feet. Tended by families on small farms, each tea selection exudes superior character and is ethically and sustainably produced. Our wild Vietnamese teas are organically produced and comply with international standards.

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Customer Reviews

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Nora S.
Six Borders

Six Borders was the first tea I purchased from Rakkasan and I have gone back to it many times after trying others. It is the tea of my dreams--full flavored, aromatic and soothing. It is perfect morning tea, good with milk or on its own. Thank you, Rakkasan Tea Company

Susan Steffes
My Favorite!

I love this tea! It has a robust flavor that is just what I want for my morning wake-up ritual. Delicious!

My favorite tea

I'm probably going regret saying this is really great tea because then everyone will like it and it will be sold out. But, on the flip side I feel better not being selfish and keeping this to myself. But yeah, great tea, leave some for me, enjoy.