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    Sense Asia Green Tea from Tan Cuong

    Country of Origin: Vietnam Leaf Appearance: dark green, mostly whole Ingredients: green tea Steep time: 2 minutes Water Temperature: 180 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: deep gold I’ve been meaning to get to some of the samples +Sense Asia Tea Company sent me in their beautiful gift box but there was just so many of them. How do I choose? My answer was to stick my hand into my “to do” drawer with my eyes closed and drink the first little cube that I pulled out. The wrapper for each cube includes detailed brewing directions as well as some information about the tea. As the name suggests, this tea is from Tan Cuong…


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    Sense Asia Shan Snow Old Tea

    Country of Origin: Vietnam Leaf Appearance: small, dark green Ingredients: green tea Steep time: 15 seconds Water Temperature: 185 degrees Preparation Method: glass gaiwan Liquor: pale, greenish I received this tea as part of a variety pack offered by +Sense Asia called All of Vietnam in One Box. I was drawn to this one first in part because of the name and also because I wanted a green tea to test drive my new glass gaiwan with. I really liked that the packaging and website give such detailed information about where this tea is from. Vietnamese teas do not carry as much clout in the industry at the moment so many retailers would simply have…

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    Sense Asia All of Vietnam in One Box

    It’s usually my policy to never write about something here without trying it myself first. In this case I’m making an exception because this is a truly extraordinary collection of teas. Sense Asia has put together 32 different teas, all from Vietnam. I was immediately struck by their unique approach. Included with the collection is a book containing profiles of Vietnamese people from all walks of life. From poor farmers to wealthy business people, you really get a sense for the country and its citizens. The packing was incredibly beautiful and well thought out. Each tea had its own little cube that lists steeping information and features the face of Vietnamese people that…