Tea is popular in Vietnam, planted in many provinces. The main tea growing areas of Vietnam are as follows:
1. Northwest Region includes three main provinces including Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien. Characteristics: The area is 500 meters high above sea level. The total area of over 17,200 hectares. The climate and soil suitable for aromatic varieties like oolong tea, Shan...
2. Vietbac tea region includes the provinces of Ha Giang, Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang, Lao Cai, Bac Can, Cao Bang. Characteristics: complex terrain. This is a great area of tea with total area of 41,000 hectares. There are different varieties of tea, and wellknown tea places such as Lung Pin (Ha Giang), Suoi Giang (Yen Bai).
3. Northeast tea region includes Quang Ninh, Lang Son and Bac Giang. Characteristics: tea plantations with a total area of just over 2,000 ha.
4. Northern midlands region: including the provinces of Thai Nguyen, Phu Tho, Hoa Binh, Ha Tay, Hanoi, Vinh Phuc. Characteristic is the transition from mountain to plain, lowland with significant area of more than 35,000 ha. There are also some famous tea gardens as Dai Tu (Thai Nguyen).
5. North-central region of tea, including Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh with a total area of over 11,000 hectares of tea. The feature there is hot climate, well-suited soil for tea growth. The main tea production of this region concentrated in Nghe An province.
6. Highlands tea region, including the provinces of Lam Dong, Gia Lai, Kon Tum has an area of over 26,000 hectares with the height from 850m to 1500m above sea level, but major plantations are in Lam Dong Province. This is the largest tea growing province in Vietnam. The climate and soil are suitable for high-quality aromatic tea as Oolong.