Vietnamese Black Tea
The tea culture in Vietnam has been alive and thriving for thousands of years. The Vietnamese drink vast amounts of tea that is produced within its borders, however, due to wars and conflicts through the years the tea in Vietnam has not been plentiful or in some cases handled with enough care and knowledge to make it a recognized tea in the world-wide market. That has all changed in recent years though. Vietnamese tea growers sought help from India in the production of quality orthodox black teas. While most of the country’s people drink green tea, there are a growing number of younger Vietnamese enjoying the tastes of black teas. Vietnamese black teas were mostly exported for use in blends although lately Vietnam growers are producing high quality self drinking teas.