Vietnamese people have been drinking tea for thousands of years since the Hung King began to build our country. We have created a rich and unique tea culture with many best Vietnamese tea types beloved by connoisseurs all over the world. In recent years, Vietnamese tea products have been welcomed in over 50 countries and territories. The rank of Vietnam is 5th in global tea export. Here are the five best Vietnamese teas recommended by experts.

 the 5 best Vietnamese teas
FGC is the best brand that provides the 5 best Vietnamese teas

1. Introduction of the 5 best Vietnamese teas

In this section, we will introduce the top 5 best Vietnamese teas, their Vietnamese names, grade or type of tea, price and a short description. We hope you find some useful information in our article. Let’s get started!

1.1. Vietnamese lotus tea

  • Vietnamese name: Trà sen Việt Nam
  • Grade or Type of tea: Lotus green tea in loose tea form or filter tea bag.
  • Price: Its price varies from $20 to $500 per one kilogram depending on the quality

It is one of the most famous Vietnam teas. Vietnamese artisans make it by flavoring the finest green tea scented with fresh lotus flowers. As a result, it combines the taste of green tea and the flavor of lotus. Because of the unique method, Vietnamese lotus tea is different from other lotus teas in many Asian countries.

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Vietnamese Lotus green tea
Vietnamese Lotus green tea is Vietnam’s national tea

How to produce Vietnamese Lotus green tea

According to the traditional Vietnamese method, artisans open all of the lotus petals, pour the best dried green tea leaves into and tightly knot the petals together. They often do the process in the middle of the night, when the lotus nectar is at its most fragrant.

Green tea leaves will absorb the aroma of the lotus blossoms overnight, and then people will collect the tea in the early morning of the day. Nowadays, Vietnamese artisans pick the lotus flowers and scent the green tea at home.

Another method to make Vietnamese best lotus tea that is more sophisticated is mixing dried green tea leaves with lotus statements. To produce 1 kilogram of Vietnamese lotus tea, we need from 1000 to 1200 lotus flowers. The method requires skilled artisans who are meticulous and skillful to keep the statement intact when extracting. Therefore, its price is extremely high, from $150 to $250 per 1 kilogram.

Vietnamese famous Lotus green tea
Vietnamese best lotus tea is a combination of green tea leaves and lotus flowers

How to reduce caffeine in Vietnamese lotus tea 

Because of using dried green tea leaves, Vietnamese lotus tea contains caffeine. However, it is not a problem if you make it properly. A tip for you is to remove green tea leaves after 5 minutes of brewing to prevent over extraction.

Read more: Does Vietnamese lotus tea have caffeine? Facts you should know

1.2 Vietnamese Shan tea

  • Vietnamese name: Chè Shan Tuyết
  • Price: Its price varies from $50 to $500 per one kilogram depending on the quality

Vietnamese people make the best Shan tea by collecting fresh buds from natural tea trees growing in the high mountainous areas. Because of climbing mountains and harvesting tea buds by hand, Vietnamese Shan tea has high value and is more expensive than other green tea types.

Vietnamese famous Shan tea
A significant appearance of Vietnamese famous Shan tea

How to make a delicious Shan teacup

  • Take a sufficient amount of buds to make a teapot
  • Pour boiling water slowly into it, temperature about 90 degrees
  • Steep the tea for about 30 – 45 seconds, then pour all the tea in the teapot and the teacups to enjoy.

1.3 Vietnamese Oolong tea

  • Vietnamese name: Chè oolong
  • Types: Green Oolong, Red Oolong, Roasted Oolong, etc.
  • Typical tea farms: Thai Nguyen, Moc Chau, Yen Bai, Lam Dong.
  • Price: Its price varies from $15 to $100 per one kilogram depending on the quality

In Vietnam, Lam Dong province is the only place that is suitable for planting Oolong teas because of its natural climate and soil here. Oolong tea produced from Lam Dong gardens has an excellent quality similar to Oolong tea made in Taiwan.

The best Vietnamese Oolong tea
The best Vietnamese Oolong tea with beautiful honey-gold color

How to make a cup of Oolong tea

Connoisseurs advise there are three main factors that make a best cup of Vietnamese oolong tea: temperature of water, amount of tea and steeping time. Here are simple steps of making a cup of oolong tea:

  • Add the tea into the teapot: Depends on people’s interest. It is recommended to use around 5 grams per 100ml of water
  • Pour hot water (90 -96 degree Celsius)
  • Let steeped for around 4 minutes

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1.4. Vietnamese Pu Erh tea

  • Vietnamese name: Chè Phổ Nhĩ
  • Type of tea: Raw/green and cooked/ripe/black
  • Price: Its price varies from $100 to $10,000 per one kilogram depending on the quality

Pu Erh tea is the most oxidized tea among tea types made from Camellia sinensis leaves. The tea has a color that looks like excellent wine. It brings out a mellow flavor.

Tea leaves that have been matured and fermented will be packed into cakes to sell or in the form of loose tea. Some of the most valuable and unusual Pu Erh teas are almost 50 years old. The tea fluid will be crimson, brilliant, and have a mild, sweet-bitter taste when brewed. The delicate aroma in the tea seems like pine wood.

the best Vietnam Pu Erh tea
The unique features of Vietnam Pu Erh tea

The best Vietnamese Pu Erh tea is made from Shan tea buds from the old Shan tea variety, which grows on high mountains where the weather is cloudy all year and the temperature difference between day and night is significant. Shan tea is grown primarily in Vietnam’s northwest (Ha Giang, Lai Chau, Yen Bai province)

How to drink Pu Erh tea

  • After rinsing the tea, you put boiling water about 80 – 95 degrees into the teapot.
  • Do not brew for a long time, just about 1 minute
  • Pour out the tea and enjoy.
  • Pour only half of the tea, the remaining keep in the teapot to spread the aroma.

1.5 Vietnamese herbal tea

  • Vietnamese name: Chè thảo mộc Việt Nam
  • Type of tea: Leaf, flower, bark, root, fruit, seed (depending on the part of the herbal ingredients that it is taken from)
  • Price: Its price varies from $5 to $100 per one kilogram depending on the quality

Vietnamese herbal teas are made by mixing black tea or green teas with dry leaves, flowers, fruits, bark, or roots of many other plants. Some kinds of herbal teas do not contain tea leaves. Herbal teas can bring many health benefits, such as antioxidants, pain relievers, and stress relievers. In addition, herbal teas do not contain or contain very little natural caffeine, so they are easy to drink for many people.

Some popular herbal teas: Chamomile tea, Blue pea flower tea, Rose tea, lemongrass tea, ginger tea, guava leaf tea, and more. The price varies due to the herbal ingredient mixed in with the tea.

Chamomile tea is one of the most famous Vietnam herbal tea
Chamomile tea is one of the most famous Vietnam herbal tea

How to drink herbal teas

Experts highly recommend drinking herbal tea in the morning. The best time is after waking up or about 30 minutes before breakfast. You can drink it 30 minutes after each meal, however, you should not drink herbal teas in the evening.

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2. Where to buy the best Vietnamese tea?

FGC is the leading tea supplier from Vietnam with more than 20 years of experience in the tea business. We are proud to have the full-stack capacity to supply various types of Vietnam tea at the best qualities and large volumes and are the address buyers are searching for:

  • We have our own tea gardens across Vietnam with more than 15 tea factories. We own material areas ranging from 20 to 100 hectares in Vietnam’s prominent tea-growing districts, such as Thai Nguyen, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Yen Bai, Phu Tho, Lai Chau, Son La, Lao Cai, Lam Dong, etc.
  • FGC operates two major factories packing finished products in the Vinh Phuc and Phu Tho provinces that cover an area of more than 55 hectares. We are proud of owning the most modern machinery in Southeast Asia in particular and in the world. To facilitate quality control, each FGC member company plants and pre-processes raw materials.
  • FGC owns a modern R&D center to research plant varieties, farming methods, and formulas to blend the teas according to customers’ demands.
  • FGC own a professional process of consulting and customer service
Cargo packed at FGC’s Factory
Cargo packed at FGC’s Factory in Phu Tho Province

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3. Benefits of being FGC’s partners

FGC is one of the most reputable suppliers in Vietnam. Working with us, our business partners will save their time and efforts as we have abundant supply sources for their choice at the most competitive prices. FGC controls tea quality from cultivation to final tea products.

  • FGC can support and meet all customers’ requirements, including support packaging specs consultation following market needs.
  • We will consult about packaging and packaging methods to help you achieve product quality preservation standards.
  • Our input resources gain high-quality standards with clear provenance.
  • We also consult on packaging design and many other value-added services.
FGC’s tea processing factory in Phu Tho province
FGC’s factory in Phu Tho province

So, how to purchase our best Vietnamese teas

Anytime you want to buy the best Vietnamese tea, please feel free to contact us via any convenient channel.

You can visit our office in Hanoi and our facility in Phu Tho Province. We will discuss and send you a set of samples for your evaluation.

FGC’s Tea ordering process
Infographic of the FGC tea order process

Contact us today to import the best Vietnamese teas with reasonable prices!

Author: Huong Mai – Sale Executive (

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