Tea Review – Hatvala: Three Moons, Mountain Mist, Tiger Monkey and Floating Cloud

Company Name: HATVALA   part one

For Part two: HERE

 

TEA SELECTION: THREE MOONS SON LA (OOLONG)

 

 

 

Interesting Highlights:

You will find much more information about this tea on their website just follow the link above.

 

This is a beautiful tea with a mild presence

Ingredients:

Lightly Oxidized Green Oolong Tea

 

The Scent or Aroma:

Very mild and light slight vegetal very slight

 

Review:

This is an extraordinary tea, very light almost milky flavor with a toasted and nutty flavor. Very mellow and mild. I really enjoyed this tea and it’s unique and mellow flavor. A must try for sure. I also love the way this tea is wrapped and how large the leaves are once brewed.

 

Cost: $4.49 / 50g pouch

Price may vary according to the amount purchased.

 

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TEA SELECTION: MOUNTAIN MIST YEN BAI (WHITE TEA)

 

 

Interesting Highlights:

Oh the leaves are so beautiful on this tea, so tender and beautiful, I love a single origin tea and these teas so far are showing great promise.

 

Ingredients:

Silver Needle white Tea

 

The Scent or Aroma:

Very light aroma of straw and grass with a slight smoky showing

 

Review:

A mild tea with a medium brew, very light floral flavor, beautiful tea with a light liquor and a mellow following. Smooth tea, relaxing.

Cost: $7.54 / 50g pouch

Price may vary according to the amount purchased.

 

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TEA SELECTION: TIGER MONKEY HA GIANG (GREEN TEA)

 

 

Interesting Highlights:

I hope you take the time to read about each tea, there are very unique stories of each tea and it’s process from plant to production to you.

 

Ingredients:

Green Tea produced in small quantities by ethnic Black H’Mong families.

 

The Scent or Aroma:

This tea has a scent of wet straw, a very fresh scent that just fills your nostrils with joy. (Seriously)

 

Review:

I will never get over how unique tea is, from where it is grown to the process to craft it. Don’t ever shy away from a green tea because of the “green” or “vegetal” scent, each tea is amazing and most are so mild, like this one that flow smoothly across your tongue and down your throat. There is no aftertaste or bitterness in this tea and it’s mildness just relaxes you and not to mention the antioxidants that are in these teas to add to an already healthy lifestyle.

 

 

Cost: $3.46 / 50g pouch

Price may vary according to the amount purchased.

 

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TEA SELECTION: FLOATING CLOUD YEN BAI (WHITE TEA)

 

 

 

Interesting Highlights:

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Ingredients:

Silver needle white tea (buds only)

 

The Scent or Aroma:

There is a sweetness in this tea and yet something that reminds me of a forest, an earthiness to it’s scent.

 

Review:

I love how mellow this tea is and as it’s cooling down the flavor enhances just a bit with no bitterness or aftertaste. It is on the woodsy side and earthy yet sweet with an aroma of pine.

 

Cost: $12.12 / 50g pouch

Price may vary according to the amount purchased.

 

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Company highlights, notes and more:

 

I had to enclude these images, they are lovely! Look at that woman’s smile. Precious!

 

Tea has been known in Vietnam for many years but it is only relatively recent that tea has been grown and produced in any quantity. However, the growth in tea production has been impressive and the country now ranks 5th or 6th in the world for tea production.

In Vietnam, tea production has had a stuttering history badly disrupted by war and conflict. Since the 1980’s production has increased dramatically and yet, despite this, Vietnam is not well known for its teas and most is destined to find itself in blends rather than being branded as Vietnamese tea. Part of the reason for this is that looking at the industry as a whole the quality of the tea produced is average at best. However, hidden among the this rough there are bound to be some diamonds and this is what we have been searching for and discovered at Hatvala.

Our philosophy at Hatvala has been to spend many years travelling around the tea growing areas of Vietnam to research and discover teas that stand out due to character, aroma and taste.  This can take a lot of time but in the process we have visited some of the most stunning countryside in the country.  Although the quality of tea is paramount we also ensure that it is produced with care, is free from chemicals and is ethically produced.  Many of the teas are produced from wild tea trees that have grown for centuries on the cool mountain slopes of northern Vietnam close to the Chinese border.

Our premium range of teas comprise excellent examples of the different types of tea available including green tea, black tea, oolong tea, white tea as well as flavoured varieties.  We sell teas in retail packs or in bulk depending on customer requirements and can deliver both within Vietnam or overseas.

 

At moment we do not sell on-line so please go to our Contact page for details.

 

Read more and visit the website: CLICK HERE.

 

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AVERAGE BREWING INSTRUCTIONS:

These are common instructions for brewing teas, however if the company suggests other brewing I will include it in the review section.

 

Time and Temperature Guide:

 

Tea      Temperature Minutes

Black      95°C / 205°F 3 – 5

Oolong/White 85°C / 185°F 3 – 4

Green/Yellow 80°C / 176°F 2 – 3

Herbal/Tisanes.         100°C / 212°F 5 – 15

** As always stated by My Tea Vault, we think you should enjoy tea the way you like it, I like mine very strong with no sweetener, these are just guidelines and I suggest you use the guideline then adjust for your own tastes.

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