Also called “red tea” in some regions, black tea is differentiated from others by its fermentation process. The special flavor created from the fermentation process makes black tea a good choice for blending with other ingredients, creating a drink that is more than the sum of its parts. Some of the famous tea beverages made using black tea are Earl Grey Tea, English breakfast, Masala chai, etc.
Here in FGC, we have a huge variety of black tea for you to choose from. Whether you prefer high-grown or low-grown, Orthodox or CTC, you will always certainly find a perfect option amongst our offerings.
Black tea is also known as Red tea because it refers to its red liquor after brewing. Vietnamese black tea is the best choice of many global wholesalers because it has both competitiveness and quality. In addition, Vietnamese black tea can be stored and kept for many years without losing its taste and aroma.
In fact 90% of FGC’s export volume is black tea, and it is also our core business from the beginning. Because our Vietnamese black tea is welcomed in many countries in the world such as the Middle East or Central Africa, etc. People in those countries use black tea as their daily drink like water because of its easy-to-drink taste and many health benefits.
If you are searching for Vietnamese orthordox black tea, here is a helpful information source for you. In the article, we will let you know about Vietnamese black tea: advantages, grades, production process, services and how to purchase. Let’s get started!
1. Advantages of FGC’s Vietnamese black tea (Othordox)
Being made from 100% freshest tea leaves from our tea gardens in Phu Tho and highland areas in Ha Giang provinces, plus our strict quality control procedure, Vietnamese black tea from FGC has a blackish appearance, deep red liquor, and very good aroma.
Whereas other origins like Srilanka or India, our Vietnamese orthodox black tea are entirely attractive to customers because of our competitive price. Moreover, it can easily blend with other types of black tea due to its mild taste is another advantage.
High production capacity
Owning many large tea gardens, FGC can achieve a total annual output of Vietnamese black tea up to 20,000MT of tea for export. Our new and modern tea processing technologies also help factories ensure the best qualities of black tea at all times.
A variety of black tea products
Our priority policy in doing business is to continuously diversify Vietnamese black tea products to meet customers’ requirements. Besides, we grade into main black tea grades like OPA, OP, Pekoe, BOP, etc. we also can make unique blending for customers based on their request or based on our understanding of the import market.
Please refer to the next part of this article to have a general picture about grading Vietnamese black teas which FGC can provide.
2. Grades of black tea that FGC can provide
First of all, black tea has two main processing methods that are Orthodox and CTC. Therefore, to avoid overcomplication, we will first only talk about Orthodox Black Tea in this post.
Orthodox black tea grades are primarily about classifying the size of the tea leaf. The size can range from whole leaf (pekoe) to dust (used in tea bags). Generally, the grades are categorized into 4 grades, including whole leaf, broken leaf, fannings, and dust type grades.
We are proud to be the leading tea exporter of the highest Vietnamese black tea in the world with various othordox black tea types. Here are brief descriptions of our products:
|Vietnamese Black tea OPA
||OPA is the large leaf Vietnamese black tea. It’s long, bold leaf tea with slightly twisted tea leaves.
Full name: Orange Pekoe –A
This grade takes a little bit more time to brew compared to other tea grades but has a unique taste compared to other smaller grades.
|Vietnamese Black tea OP
||Black tea OP offered by FGC is the fine grade of tea, made of slightly wiry and slightly twisted leaves and buds, sometimes containing some white tips. It is usually a tea made with the top 2 leaves and one bud from a tea branch.
Full name: Black tea Orange Pekoe
FGC offered three main Black tea OP varieties classified by its size:
|Vietnamese Black tea BOP
||Black tea BOP consists of neat small broken leaves without any other particles. It usually consists of a few silvery tips. This tea has a very strong taste in comparison with other grades.
Full name: Broken Orange Pekoe
|Vietnamese Black tea FBOP
||Vietnamese Black tea FBOP is just a smaller grade after BOP grade. This tea has short, slightly wiry, less twisted broken leaves and consists of a few tips.
Full name: Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe
|Vietnamese Black tea Pekoe
||This tea grade is one of the most popular grades we offer and is the most expensive grade. Vietnamese black tea pekoe is made of young tender tea leaves, and buds. Leaves of this grade are shorter, curly, and not much wiry. The tea has a curly round appearance, strong taste, and aroma.|
|Vietnamese Black tea PS
||Vietnamese black tea PS is a flaky leaf grade with a neat appearance. The tea consists of leaves that are slightly curly but fully open.
Full name: Pekoe Souchong
|Vietnamese Black tea BPS
||Vietnamese black tea BPS is a smaller grade just after PS.
Full name: Broken Pekoe Souchong
|Vietnamese Black tea Fannings
||Vietnamese black tea Fannings are finely broken pieces of tea leaf that still have a coarse texture. This tea is often used in producing filter tea bags. They are the smallest pieces of tea that are left over after sieving other bigger leaf grades.|
|Vietnamese Black tea Dust
||Vietnamese black tea Dust is fine powder tea, much finer than fanning grades. It is tea leftover from producing other higher tea grades.
This tea type is also used in producing filter tea bags.
With these various grades FGC can create different blends to match customer’s target price and market demand.
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3. Vietnamese black tea manufacturing process
Unlike the processing of green tea which does not need to go through the fermentation stage, but totally destroys yeast and dries tea, black tea is processed through many stages including fermentation to create biochemical changes that make the finished black tea product has its own unique taste, color and liquor and natural black color in appearance.
Fermentation is the most important stage in processing Vietnamese black tea. Necessary conditions: 24 -26 degrees, air humidity: 98%, time needed from 3 to 3.5 hours.
The process of producing Vietnamese black tea is through the following basic steps:
Selecting freshest green tea leaves – Withering – Grinding tea – Fermentation – Drying – Sorting and classifying tea grades – Packing and store.
4. Services that FGC offer to partners
Offering many flexible services
In addition to the commitment to quality, FGC is proud to be the leading manufacturer in providing customers best OEM service. We can modify items to meet consumers’ needs, pack under a customer’s private label or our Cozy brand, and offer a variety of packaging options:
- Filter paper tea bag in 2grm
- Vacuum foil bag
- Plastic bag, plastic jar, duplex box, tin box
- Carton 10kgs, 25kgs or in a bulk paper sack, PE/PP bag
These packaging options not only help to preserve the quality of black teas during long international transportation, but also provide clients with a variety of options for introducing and marketing their products.
Designing the branding of our customers’ products is one of the most valuable services we can offer. We have the capabilities to produce private labels for customers if they have a registered brand name in their market, or we will use our brand name Cozy if they do not. As we all know, design plays a vital role in determining product success; if consumers do not yet have their own designs, our skilled designers may also assist.
Providing high-quality products
Nowadays, Vietnamese black tea is popular worldwide thanks to its very competitive prices and the mild taste which can easily blend with other origins and very suitable for tea drinkers who prefer tea neutral mild taste. So far, thanks to nonstop improving production technology, FGC Vietnamese black tea itself can be a solid option for tea drinkers around the globe.
5. How to purchase FGC Vietnamese black tea products (orthodox)
So how can you purchase our best Vietnamese black tea products (orthodox)?
Simply send us an email to email@example.com, within a few hours, a professional sales manager will contact you via phone or email.
Through our discussion, we will have a comprehensive understanding of the import market’s demand and provide detailed recommendations on which sorts of Vietnamese black tea would be the greatest choice for establishing a customer’s name in their market at the most competitive pricing.
Following that, we will send a set of samples to customers to verify and confirm tea quality and tea type before we can go to finalize the sale contract. If customers want to buy our Vietnamese orthodox black tea for blending in their factory, we can go ahead with bulk packing in paper sack bags 25-50kgs to save cost. If a customer wants to pack teas under their brand name we can do a private label for 5kgs carton, 10kgs carton or pack in 200grm, 500-gram box or a plastic bag or plastic jar.
Here are some highlights for your interests:
How much will be the minimum quantity you can order?
For Vietnamese black tea in bulk, the minimum quantity we can accept is one 20ft container.
However in some special cases, we can accept trial orders in several pallets shipped by air or by sea.
What will be the payment term?
FGC accept payment through sight L/C , D/P and TT
Are the export shipments inspected by third-party inspectors (SGS, TUV)?
Yes, they are
Are the export documents attested by Embassies in Vietnam?
Yes, they are
With experiences and knowledge gained during our 25 years in the tea export business, we are ready to consult tea buyers about tea types, packaging types and even ways of doing marketing in their region.