Tea in Vietnames life

Tea in Vietnamese life

Tea plays an important role in Vietnam’s culture

It is thought that tea appear in almost every social activity in Vietnam: from birthday, anniversary to wedding and ritual ceremonies. Some iced tea at “quán cóc” – the roadside-make-shift shop or a cup of hot tea in the early morning after breakfast while chatting with your friends, or spending a whole day chilling out in a teahouse; that is the way tea comes into the daily life of Vietnamese people. Tea plays an essential role in Vietnamese culture. Private Vietnam tours

Tea at home in Vietnam

ea appears in almost every social activity in Vietnam

Tea appears in almost every social activity in Vietnam-source: vuonduocthao.com

Tea is served several times each day in every Vietnamese home besides some special celebrations such as funeral, wedding or other traditional rituals. Waking up in the morning, before starting a new day in the hope of refreshment and sound of mind, many elders would love to have a big cup of hot green tea. Appreciated for its closeness to nature, as some fresh air can give extra flavor to the tea, garden in the backyard or patio is among the most favorite places for tea.

Tea plays an important role in Vietnam’s culture

Tea plays an important role in Vietnam’s culture-source:

In Vietnam, tea is believed to express hospitality and bind people together; hence people often invite their neighbors or friends round for an interesting conversation over a cup of tea. To calm down heated quarrels by diluting one’s anger, tea is also used. In addition, when family members can gather round, talking about all the activities during the long day, consuming tea after meals, especially dinner, is also a habit that is loved by many people. Alova Gold cruise

Tea on the streets

Tea on the street

Tea on the street-source: www.baomoi.com

Not only at home, Vietnamese people also drink tea on the street. Easily found in front the gate of schools, train stations, bus terminals and offices or even in some corners in quiet alleys, “quán cóc” – or street vendors is a place where tea is sold commonly. “Quán cóc” where people, especially students and workers, often come for hot or iced green tea to have some rest in short breaks of completely exhausted working time, waiting for picking up children after school or for friends is an amazing piece of Vietnamese street culture. From strangers they become friends, “quán cóc” connects all people, hearing latest news happening and sharing stories while having some peanut candy or smoking cigarettes.

Tra chanh with roasted sunflower seed

Tra chanh with roasted sunflower seed-source: m.yeah1.com

Gathering together and chilling out at new style of “quán cóc” called “tea with fresh lemon” or “trà chanh”, is a brand novel trend that Hanoi youngsters have enjoyed recently. At a very low price, certainly, a glass of “trà chanh” for each people together with a small dish of roasted sunflower seed and a few plastic short-legged stools, is enough for everybody to enjoy a great time. “Trà chanh” is such a popular activity that it even becomes slang that youngsters widely use widely to refer to “hang out”. At the area around Saint Joseph Cathedral, where people will get a great opportunity to catch a closer insight into the daily life of young Hanoians, listening to their talks about technology, fashion vague, all the hottest events and any gossips that one can think of is the most exciting and lively place to drink “trà chanh”!

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