Among more than 10 products of Food Joint Stock Company Lotus Dai Viet Recognized as meeting OCOP 3 and 4 star standards, the dried lotus tea product is a special product, not only unique in production but also unique in taste, packaging, and exploitable price. Intensive value of the lotus plant of the Red lotus land.
Mr. Nguyen Minh Thien, Director of Sen Dai Viet factory, a son with a deep love for the lotus plant of his homeland, shared that the lotus flowers were still tiny, about the size of a finger, and were wrapped in biological bags by Sen Dai Viet’s employees. avoid pests.
About 3 days later, that is when the flowers are at the right stage with the most fragrant scent, the buds are not too big, the flower mouth is just right to put tea in, it is also the most beautiful time of this flower.
The type of tea chosen to marinate the lotus is also quite rigorously selected. The company has researched and tested many different types of tea. However, in order for the tea to retain the lotus scent after brewing and have a sweet aftertaste, Sen Dai Viet decided to choose Shan Tuyet tea, an ancient tea that grows in the high mountains of the Northwest, the only one that meets the product’s requirements. Products.
It would be a mistake not to mention a special production process for Sen Dai Viet’s dried lotus tea products. After being picked from the lagoon, the lotus buds soaked in tea will be returned to the factory in the shortest possible time and quickly frozen at minus 35 degrees for about 2 hours. Next, the product will be freeze dried, a modern drying technology that helps preserve the color, flavor and structure of the product.
Talking about the special technique of freezing before drying, Mr. Thien said: “This is a secret because if not frozen at such temperature, lotus flowers will be black, unable to retain their color and unique flavor.” display”.
Because most of the steps are done by hand, according to Mr. Thien, the delicate, gentle, and meticulous ingenuity of the Thap Muoi girl also contributes to making lotus tea the most delicious.
Currently, dried lotus tea product is one of the key products of Lotus Dai Viet Company, which is expected to bring breakthrough value to the business. The company’s products, along with about 30 other products such as pickled lotus roots, spiced dried lotus seeds, canned sugar lotus seeds, etc., are not only consumed domestically through commercial channels and large supermarket chains, but also export indirectly to international markets such as China, Singapore…
The scent of Dong Thap lotus spreads and goes far, passing through the cool green lotus pond of the Pink Lotus land to reach many new lands.
“Dong Thap is an ancient land of lotus flowers. Every person understands and has special feelings about this plant. For me, if you love the lotus plant, I love it a hundred times more. Creating special, quintessential products from lotus, seeing images of Vietnam that can travel to five continents is what we want to aim for,” Mr. Thien shared.
In the coming time, Sen Dai Viet Company determines that circular economy and green economy will continue to be the direction of the business in its goal of sustainable development, while also determining in-depth expertise in quality and unique products. and delicate from the lotus plant.
Currently, the enterprise owns its own raw material growing area of more than 100 hectares. To meet market requirements, Sen Dai Viet plans to continue expanding its raw material area, building a factory with a scale of more than 2 hectares in Thap Muoi in 2024 with an investment capital of 80 billion VND (not including money). using land). Accordingly, the factory was built according to green standards, meeting international standards ISO, HACCP, HALAL, FDA, BRC… with many modern machines and equipment.