About This Tea
My Thi was my birth name in the hospital. Although my birth mother gave me up for adoption, it is wonderful to know that she had given me a name which I didn't realize until 40 years later. This tea evokes my hopes and dreams for elevating and bringing awareness to a country agriculturally and culturally rooted in tea history; yet little is known today due to historic events.
I am very fortunate to have found a tea purveyor in Vietnam who's love and passion for tea is reflected on how they've built partnerships with family tea growers and nurtured the artisanal cultivation and production of high-grown Vietnamese teas. This oolong is grown at 3,600 ft (1,100m) elevation in the northern region of Vietnam in Son La province. Young, tender Qinxing varietal leaves are sun-dried, shaken, rolled & dried up to 10 times to achieve this luminous, lightly oxidized, rolled green oolong. Floral fragrance of lily top notes and a sweet Asian pear finish is distinctive about this hidden tea gem.