Handcrafted

Lotus Ancien

Vietnamese Green Tea
Origin: Thai Nguyen, Vietnam

A delicate green tea with a clear, crisp flavor paired with the heady, aromatic fragrance of Lotus, reminiscent of anise and vanilla.

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About Lotus Ancien:

Tea has been growing in northern Vietnam for over 2,000 years. The hilly terrain and ideal tea-growing climate are home to some of the oldest varietals in existence. Teas made from these plants have a character all their own. They are as distinctive and elegant as Vietnamese culture itself.

The Lotus used for scenting tea is Asia’s Sacred Lotus, Nelumbo Nucifera. Featured throughout ancient art, architecture and literature, the flower symbolizes purity, beauty, eternity and good fortune.

Tea drinking is an integral part of Vietnamese culture. Present everywhere from holidays to weddings, tea brings friends and family together in conversation and celebration. Lotus tea is popular during Tet, the Vietnamese New Year.

This is a traditional, hand-crafted Lotus tea. The highest grade green tea is scented directly from the fragrant stamens of fresh lotus blossoms. An ancient family tradition, the Lotus Ancien is scented in very small batches with utmost care by skilled artisan tea-makers.

Ingredients: Green Tea Leaves, Lotus Flower Petals.

Flavor Profile:

A delicate green tea with a clear, crisp flavor paired with the heady, aromatic fragrance of Lotus, reminiscent of anise and vanilla.

Brewing Instructions:

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
160-170°F (71-77°C)2-32-32

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