Tour Activities

Tea Picking & Processing


Some of our homestays are located in villages that have a long-standing tradition for tea farming. You can participate in tea leaf picking and processing. Early in the morning you will head out to the tea plantation and carefully pick tea leaves under the guidance of local Red Dao villagers. Many of the tea trees are over 100 years old and grow in healthy climatic conditions and in rich soil on the slopes of the mountain at an altitude of around 1000 m and higher. You will carry the leaves back to the village in a basket on your shoulders and process your own tea. Green tea, White tea, Red tea and Black tea are all harvested from the same tree, but are processed differently to attain varying levels of oxidation. Enjoy your freshly brewed cup of tea. Local ethnic minority people believe that their tea is a precious natural medicine and can be used to detox, prevent heart diseases, arthritis and reduce the risk of getting cancer.

Where can do it?

  • Suoi Thau Village
  • Tan Phong Village
  • Nam Son Village
  • Thong Nguyen Village

When can do it?

  • February
  • March
  • July
  • August