Vietnamese Tea

Fine Vietnamese Teas

Vietnamese Green Tea is a flavorful ingredient used in many traditional dishes. Here's recipe you may enjoy from Luke Nguyen, renowned Vietnamese Chef, featured on the Cooking Channel:
Green Tea Smoked Duck

Why Vietnamese teas? Why Vietnamese Oolong teas? The answer is simple: In all the tasting and testing we have done for teas from many of the top producing countries, like China and Taiwan, we have found that large-scale production demands from the commercial market and other factors seem to have interfered with the art of tea production in a similar way to how trade interference and commercial demands affected the coffees in regions like South America. In other words, "they don't make it like they used to!"

The small-tucked-away tea industry of Vietnam seems to just go one better every time on all the teas we have found there - Green, Blooming Silver Needle, and now Oolong. If you love tea, you really want to try and compare Vietnamese tea with your favorites.

What can we say? It's Just Better!

Green Tea

Minimally-processed Vietnamese green tea is gently rolled and steamed, without fermentation. This preserves the tea's aroma and healthful antioxidants, and provides a very pure-tasting tea. Vietnamese tea-drinkers often enjoy their tea scented with flowers, usually jasmine.

Tam Chau Green Tea Bags

Our first green tea that comes in teabags! Now, enjoy the taste of Vietnamese tea with the convenience of a teabag. This tea is a slightly different blend from the whole-leaf Tam Chau tea, made from a more mature leaf for a more robust flavor and darker color.

Current price in our store, Len's Coffee®:
$2.45
for 1 box of 20 teabags

green tea box

Phuc Long Teas

Our newest tea partner, Phuc Long supplies fine, whole-leaf green tea from Vietnam. Minimally processed; you can click on the pictures of the leaves below and see they are still slightly silvery. The silvering is what makes white tea "white", and is an indication of the youth of the baby leaves and the minimal handling. The packaging is both beautiful and convenient: inside, the tea is packed in a foil bag for freshness.

Personally, we love a low-astringency green tea, so this is a relatively non-astringent brand. However, really fresh green tea is always a little astringent, so we like to brew this at a lower temperature (170°) and re-use the leaves. The second brew is incredibly smooth. We recommend trying this at least once to see if you love it, too.

Phuc Long Lotus Green Tea

Like jasmine green tea, lotus tea is regular green tea that has been scented with lotus blossoms. You can tell this is a natural scent because a few lotus petals remain in the mix as proof (they enhance the aroma, too!). As is traditional for lotus tea, this is a "sticks and leaves" tea, meaning it contains both the top leaves and the tip of their stem, to complement the lotus flavor.

If you've never tried lotus tea, you've been missing out! It's always a smash hit when we taste-test it at markets and parties. The lotus aroma is difficult to describe, but it has hints of chamomile and a subtle richness. It's also a bit naturally sweet. Particularly refreshing when iced!

This tea can be brewed two or three times (in fact, it tastes even better on the second brew), making it a good value for such a fine tea.

Phuc Long Classic Green Tea

Pure, fresh green tea. Nothing added. Clean, bright flavor and delicate aroma. Lightly astringent on the first brew, smooth on the second brew.

This tea can be brewed two or three times (in fact, it tastes even better on the second brew), making it a good value for such a fine tea.

Phuc Long Jasmine Green Tea

Pure green tea, scented with jasmine petals. The jasmine aroma is distinct but not overpowering. This is a very balanced tea, and very fresh-tasting. A few natural jasmine petals remain in the tea, enhancing the aroma and demonstrating its authenticity.

This tea can be brewed two or three times (in fact, it tastes even better on the second brew), making it a good value for such a fine tea.

Current price in our store, Len's Coffee®:
$6.95
for 100g

Phuc Long Lotus Tea Canister Phuc Long Green Tea Canister Phuc Long Jasmine Tea Canister

Oolong Tea

The Vietnamese take on Oolong is a very lightly-oxidized tea, fresher-tasting and closer to green tea than Chinese oolong, yet smooth and rich.

Tam Chau Origami Flower Oolong

This top-quality Oolong tea, similar to Formosa's Oolong 18, begins as tightly-folded tea buds, each containing two or three leaves. When brewed, they unfold, origami-like, into charming tea flowers floating in a lovely jade-green cup.

This lightly-fermented Oolong has a fresher, more delicate taste than most Oolongs, and will appeal both to lovers of Oolong and those who usually prefer classic green tea. Its flavor and aroma develop in your mouth to give three distinct experiences: the initial sip, then the mouth-filling flavor, and finally the lovely and persistent aftertaste. This tea is so loved by our customers that we actually ship to dozens of customers in Russia through a shipper/consolidator!

Current price in our store, Len's Coffee®:
$9.95
for 100g

Flower Oolong Bag

Tam Chau Oolong Tea Bags

Our first oolong tea that comes in teabags! This oolong tea is robust and smooth, moderately aged for an amber-colored cup. This is as close as possible to the flavor of a premium loose-leaf tea, with the convenience and portability of a teabag. It's attractively packaged in its foil-imprinted box, making it an excellent gift.

Current price in our store, Len's Coffee®:
$3.95
for 20 teabags

Oolong tea box

Milk Tea

Fine Taiwan-style black tea blended with creamer and sugar. Contains caffeine.

Rose Fruity Milk Tea

This novelty from Taiwan is made from mellow black tea, rose petals and rosehips ("rose fruit"). Each extra-large teabag also contains just the right amount of sugar and non-dairy creamer to create a delicate and unusual pleasure drink. The taste and aroma is exactly what you'd expect from the name: fruity, rosy, sweet and creamy. The black tea leaves are mild, yet not overwhelmed by the other flavors. After a cup of rose milk tea, even the dreariest day looks beautiful. It's delicious iced, too.
Box of 12 teabags.
Allergy note: This tea contains no lactose but the creamer does contain milk protein (casein). No ingredients are from China.

Current price in our store, Len's Coffee®:
$5.95
for 10 teabags

Original Milk Tea

Original Milk Tea is fine, pure Taiwan black tea leaves with creamer and sugar in perfect proportion, in a tea bag for ultimate convenience. All you need is hot water for a delicious cup of black tea.

Allergy note: This tea contains no lactose but the creamer does contain milk protein (casein).

Current price in our store, Len's Coffee®:
$5.95
for 10 teabags

Roasted Milk Tea

Roasted milk tea contains fine Taiwan black tea leaves that have been roasted after the fashion of Japanese Houji-Cha, giving them a smokey depth of flavor that goes particularly well with dinner. Also contains creamer and sugar in the tea bag, so all you need is hot water.

Allergy note: This tea contains no lactose but the creamer does contain milk protein (casein).

Current price in our store, Len's Coffee®:
$5.95
for 10 teabags

Earl Gray Milk Tea

Fine Taiwan black tea, prepared English style with natural Bergamot essential oil, perfect for a classic afternoon tea break. Also contains creamer and sugar in the tea bag, so all you need is hot water.

Allergy note: This tea contains no lactose but the creamer does contain milk protein (casein).

Current price in our store, Len's Coffee®:
$5.95
for 10 teabags

Instant Ginger Milk Tea (Unsweetened)

Tastes like a gingersnap in a cup! Rich and spicy and delicious, whether drunk straight or sweetened - though we like to add a little sweetener to enhance the decadent ginger-cookie experience. Each individual packet contains only ginger, instant tea, and non-dairy creamer, and makes 6 to 8 ounces of aromatic and satisfying milk tea.

Ginger is used as a remedy for stomach upset and motion sickness all over the world, even by the MythBusters. Heck, we'll take whatever excuse we can find to enjoy this tea more often!

Allergy note: This tea contains no lactose but is not recommended for individuals with coconut, soy or milk allergies.

Current price in our store, Len's Coffee®:
$4.50
for 8 teabags

100% Ginger Tea (Unsweetened)

Pure, finely shredded ginger brews quickly into a spicy and aromatic cup of caffeine-free tea. It's fine on its own, but we also enjoy adding a little milk and suger, or a touch of molasses, so that it tastes like a ginger cookie!

Each teabag makes about 5 ounces of tea, depending on how strong you like it, and is individually wrapped for freshness. This is different from the Ginger Milk Tea (above) in that it's a brewed tea that does not contain any creamer. It's just pure ginger.

Ginger is used as a natural remedy for stomach upset, nausea, acid reflux, and motion sickness all over the world, even by the MythBusters. Heck, we'll take whatever excuse we can find to enjoy this tea more often!

Current price in our store, Len's Coffee®:
$5.95
for 20 teabags

Ginger  tea

Note: The box has one of those boilerplate "consult a doctor if you're pregnant" warnings on it. This is because the company manufactures many different teas, and is no cause for concern. Ginger is actually one of the most commonly recommended herbs for pregnant mothers, since it can help with morning sickness.

Artichoke Tea

Delicious, caffeine-free Artichoke tea is made from the whole Artichoke plant. This traditional herbal tea is a Vietnamese favorite, and has a smooth and naturally sweet flavor, rich mouthfeel, and surprising aroma reminiscent of vanilla or milk chocolate. It requires no sweetener, and it is used as a healthful drink in southeast Asia, where it is believed to promote liver functioning, via a mild detox and slight diuretic effect.

We find that which brand of artichoke tea is best is a personal opinion. Our taste-testers generally strongly prefer one or the other, and the number of fans is evenly split. So, since the teas are relatively inexpensive, you may wish to try both of them to find your true favorite.

Artichoke has recently received some media attention for its healthful effects. Recent studies have shown that artichokes have an intense concentration of antioxidants, as well as promoting healthy digestion and cholesterol levels. Dr. Oz has suggested artichoke tea as an after-meals beverage, and we have to agree - if only because its natural sweetness is a great healthy dessert!

Tam Chau Artichoke Tea

This 100% artichoke tea is subtle and has a strong initial rush of flavor, using flower, stem and root of the artichoke plant.

Tam Chau produces two varieties of artichoke tea: Regular and Classic (previously called Super). Both teas are made of artichoke flower, leaf and stem. Tam Chau Classic artichoke tea is a little darker and more "artichoke-y," with a higher percentage of leaf and stem, whereas Tam Chau Regular artichoke tea is a little lighter and sweeter, milder in flavor, with a higher percentage of flowers. 20 teabags per box, wrapped two teabags per clear plastic pouch.

Current price in our store, Len's Coffee®:
$4.95
for 20 teabags

Hung Phat Artichoke Tea

This Artichoke tea is made from Artichoke flowers, no stems or leaves, with a very small amount of Noni added to lightly enhance the natural sweetness and for a deeper color of brew. About 95% artichoke. This blend produces a full and hearty flavor with a slightly fruity aroma. 25 teabags wrapped individually in printed paper pouches.

Current price in our store, Len's Coffee®:
$5.95
for 24 teabags

Artichoke tea





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