Organic Vietnam Nam Lanh Black 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 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 tea harvesting tribes of Vietnam’s Yen Bai province are striving to produce superior-quality “ancient tree” teas that are highly sought after on the international marketplace. Although they’re still developing their green tea manufacturing technique, this very wonderful black tea is now being produced to help preserve Vietnam’s northern rainforests.
Sustainability is a cornerstone of Arbor Teas’ business philosophy. In addition to offering an exclusively organic selection of teas, they recently became the first tea company to offer their whole catalog in 100% backyard compostable packaging. They’ve also carbon-offset the entire supply chain of their products, from origin to the customer, making Arbor Teas the greenest option for Earth-conscious tea drinkers, and one of few tea companies recognized by Green America.