Thai Nguyen, Tan Cuong Tea, What makes Vietnam Green Tea special
Vietnam’s most famous tea region is Thai Nguyen Province but in which Tan Cuong tea region and its product quality are the best.
Tan Cuong tea region is one commune of Thai Nguyen province. Tan Cuong located in the Midland mountainous area with red-brown soil and many narrow and flat valleys. Tan Cuong is the place with many trace elements suitable for tea trees. Formed mainly on the foundation of feralitic, acid magma and alluvium, sand stone, the soil here is slightly acrid to give a typical taste for tea here which can not be found in any other place. This special product from Tan Cuong – Cong River area possesses an incredibly delicious taste that can mesmerize any tea drinkers including the pickiest one. Each sip of hot Tan Cuong tea pouring in mouth Firstly leaves a little taste of bitter on the tip of the tongue, but that taste immediately transforms to a deep sweet when the tea is off the throat.
Nowadays, various new tea areas have been established with unique and different tea products to serve the needs of customers, many areas of Thai Nguyen province extended tea growing area.
Tan Cuong Tea usually is picked up with the standard “1 bud, 2 leaves” ensure the best quality tea buds in Tân Cương hill tea. Tan Cuong green tea totally cares with organic fertilizer and free from residues of pesticides and plant protection chemicals harmful to the human health.
Fresh tea buds and leaves after being carefully picked will be dried naturally before wilting. Then people will roast the buds and leaves in a pan with fixed level of temperature until the buds begin to curl up and desiccated. The green color now turns into black. Simple as it may sound, it is actually a very complicated process that depends much on the workers’ skills to achieve the requirements of quality. Thai Nguyen tea is processed using the traditional secrets. After picking from the trees, green tea buds are stored carefully to ensure the perfect state before delivering to the factory for processing.
Some one says this area’s land and its suitable climate, some suppose soil is the reason and some also say the experienced hand of farmers create the specialty of tea. Anyhow, the special flavor of Tan Cuong green tea has been very important part of the Tea culture in Vietnam