Yên Bái Silver Tips (Vietnam)

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1.5 oz. (15 cups) or 6 oz. (60 cups)

Yên Bái Silver Tips is a superior buds-only white tea developed by a master tea maker in Yên Bái province. It is an elegant and complex tea that produces a delightfully sweet liquor with a symphony of notes that range from honeysuckle and sugar cane to walnuts, pine and fresh ginger. It has an excellent body and a smooth, sweet aftertaste.

Yên Bái Silver Tips is a hand-crafted tea that undergoes an extended wither in and out of the sun followed by gentle stirring and drying to create a truly exceptional, luxurious and unique tea. It is made from wild tea tree buds that, after harvesting, are carefully sorted and selected by hand prior to processing.

The tea is grown on a small commune located in the misty mountains surrounded by the ancient shaded forests, at roughly 4,000 feet, where wild tea trees have been grown by H'mong families for many hundreds of years.

Brewing instructions
Amount: 3 grams per cup of water (a pinch)
Temperature: 175 ̊ (When small bubbles first appear at the bottom of the pot)
Steep time: 2-3 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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