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Organic Vietnam Nam Lanh Estate Black Tea Sips by Arbor Teas

Organic Black Tea from Nam Lanh Tea Co-op, Yen Bai, Vietnam

High Caffeine

How to Make This Tea

  • 1.25 tsp per 8 oz. water
  • Heat water to 212° F or boil
  • Steep for 3-5 min

Why You'll Love This Tea

Southeast Asia's answer to rich, malty Assam Tea! This organic and Fair Trade Certified Nam Lanh Estate Black Tea hails from the banks of the Red River in Vietnam's Yen Bai province. The uniform, twisted organic loose tea leaves exhibit substantial tippiness, and yield a brew that is pleasantly rich, malty and coppery, with hints of molasses.

Although the rainforests of south China (and their indigenous tea trees) have been all but destroyed by sprawl and industrialization, efforts are afoot to preserve the rainforests just south of the border in northern Vietnam. In order to make a compelling argument to the Vietnamese government for the preservation of these native landscapes, the organic Vietnamese tea harvesting tribes of the Yen Bai province are striving to produce superior-quality ""ancient tree"" teas that are highly sought after on the international marketplace. This organic black tea is now being produced to help preserve Vietnam's northern rainforests. Yen Bai is a mountainous province in North Vietnam, characterized by rugged mountainous scenery and green rice paddy fields in the valleys. Agriculture is the major economy of the rural areas where villagers are subsistence farmers, traditionally growing rice, herbs and raising chickens. Famous for their traditional black clothing embellished with embroidery, the Dzao people have been populating the northern mountains of Vietnam for thousands of years. In the village of Nam Lanh, members of the Dzao ethnic group created a co-op in 2005 to start harvesting and producing tea from the wild trees of this area. In 2012, Nam Lahn used their Fair Trade premiums to build a school.

Why You'll Love This Brand

We love that Arbor Teas provides an amazing collection of high quality teas, and are passionate about bringing these teas from garden to your cup in the most sustainable way possible. Not only do they source all Organic teas (and Fair Trade Certified whenever available), they also work with Carbon Fund to offset carbon emissions in the transportation of their teas, have a solar-powered sustainable packaging facility, and use backyard compostable packaging!

Arbor Teas is a family-owned organic tea company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The company was founded by Aubrey and Jeremy Lopatin in 2004. Their mission is to find the world’s most fantastic organic teas and deliver them to you as sustainably as possible!

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