This is a rare wild-grown, green tea produced by Black H'mong families in Ha Giang Province, Vietnam at over 5,200 feet. It is different from other green teas in that it is fired and dried by hand in a wood-fired cast iron pan rather than a drum oven. It has a smoky aroma and earthy and woody notes reminiscent of the surrounding pine forest where it grows. Like other wild green teas, it is naturally sweet with little bitterness.
Amount: 2 grams of loose tea per cup of water (a pinch)
Temperature: 175 degrees (When small bubbles appear at the bottom of the pot)
Steep time: 2 - 3 minutes