With a tea growing history that spans over 2,000 years, Vietnam is one of the oldest and largest tea-producing countries in the world. However, many people are still unfamiliar with the history of tea production in Vietnam because it hasn't been as well documented as in the case of Chinese and Japanese tea production.
Even though black tea from Vietnam is very similar in color and appearance to black tea grown and processed in China or Japan, there is a very distinct difference in taste.
Vietnamese Black Tea has a far spicier taste, which results from the specific fermentation and drying process the tea undergoes. This taste is particularly interesting for tea drinkers who like a mild and, at the same time, fully aromatic tea.
At ESP Tea Emporium, we select only premium Vietnamese Black Tea for their freshness and rich flavorful characteristics. Our freshly cultivated leaves are left to oxidize, just the right amount of time, to reach a rich black coloring and full-bodied, spicy flavor.