Vietnam is the world’s fifth largest exporter of tea, tea being one of the country’s main exports. Although the country produces both black and green tea, the Vietnamese drink primarily green tea. The quality of much of the tea varies in quality, and the country has been working on improving tea cultivation, processing, distribution, and marketing.
In northern Vietnam (bordering China's tea-growing Yunnan Province), tea is produced from both wild and cultivated tea plants. We're always thrilled whenever we can offer teas from this region—teas that meet all our strict standards for quality and purity. Currently we have a lovely oolong, Oriental Beauty, shown here, as well as Vietnam Kim Tuyen, plucked from old tea plants that still grow wild in northern Vietnam. The leaves are traditionally processed by smallholders of surrounding villages.