Abundance of Tea in Vietnam
Tea for Vietnamese people means free-flowing and refreshing
While travelling in Vietnam, it is very typical to sit down in a café or bar and without asking, the waitress brings you a tra da. Tra means tea and da means ice. It is pronounced cha da and, if not free, it is usually very inexpensive – around 25 cents. For Vietnamese, tra da is as important as water.
The reason why this iced tea is so special and unique is because of the way it is prepared. The Vietnamese put the tea leafs, usually green tea mixed with jasmine tea, in boiled water. After this, a lot of ice is added to make the tea cool and refreshing.
Khiri Vietnam takes travelers to Ban Doi village to visit a tea plantation. Tea tastings and learning about the culture and art of tea preparation are the main activities. While staying in a traditional stilt house located in the heart of a Black Thai ethnic village, travelers will learn about the tea production, which has been a Vietnam tradition for over 200 years. Part of the experience is having time to slow down, relax and enjoy the unexpected tranquility among the local people.
While in Vietnam one should certainly not forget to enjoy this typical, traditional and super refreshing drink!
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