Lien Son

Originating from an ancient forest of Vietnam, that tea is harvested and transformed by the Dao, an ethnic minority. Its dark and entwined leaves liberate a smooth and malted brandy-coloured liqueur, with a fragrance of mixed roasted chestnuts and flowers. Fleshy and rich, that tea bears a drop of milk.

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Its dark and entwined leaves liberate a smooth and malted brandy-coloured liqueur, with a fragrance of mixed roasted chestnuts and flowers. 

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Black tea* 100%. *From organic farming.
Black tea: Fairtrade certified and sourced from Fairtrade producers. Total 100%.

Van Chan Cooperative

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Vietnam / Yen Bai

In Yen Bai province in north-west Vietnam, the Van Chan cooperative offers teas from 3 villages: Suoi Bu, Ta Nanh and Lien Son. Both climate and soil type are very similar to those in Yunnan, China. Van Chan’s members come from two distinct ethnic minorities: the H’Mong people and the Dao people. Harvesting takes place by climbing ancient tea trees deep in the old-growth forests. These impressive trees can reach a height of up to 26 feet! The fresh leaves are then manufactured on site or in very small, rustic factories that have no electricity; hence the entire manufacture is still done by hand. In these remote villages, tea production offers a viable alternative to opium cultivation, which has sadly been very popular until recently. Tea cultivation contributes to the sustainability of this mountain region and its people. Van Chan tea cooperative is Fairtrade certified since 2006.

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