Vietnam’s first tea museum
Greater than 20 km from the centre of Da Lat Metropolis, Lam Dong province, positioned at an altitude of 1,650 metres above sea degree, on the inspiration of the traditional tea manufacturing unit of Southeast Asia, the Cau Dat Farm Historic Tea Museum is an fascinating set up artwork house related to the story of Cau Dat tea model which itself it almost 100 years outdated.
At Cau Dat Farm Historic Tea Museum, Da Lat Metropolis, Lam Dong province.(Picture: caudatfarm.com)
As a well-known tea space in Lam Dong province, Cau Dat is positioned at an excellent top with a cool local weather all yr spherical, with immense inexperienced tea hills and plush tea buds. In 1927, the French constructed the primary tea manufacturing unit in East-South Asia and named it the Cau Dat L’Arbre Broyé Tea Division; making use of tea processing processed on the manufacturing unit. Later, the manufacturing unit was transformed to its present use, and renamed Cau Dat Farm.
Your entire manufacturing unit space, tools, machines, instruments and tea making machines (almost 100 years outdated), together with the unique tea-making artifacts are all preserved to serve the concept of constructing the primary tea museum in Vietnam. After greater than three years of incubation, in early 2021, the Cau Dat Farm Historic Tea Museum formally got here into operation with the will to protect part of the historical past of Cau Dat Tea Hill, whereas on the similar time, recreating the ups and downs in addition to the expertise of creating tea of the individuals right here.
The spotlight of the museum is the set up artwork house, utilising sound and light-weight, making the museum an paintings, and making a profound impact for guests.
Visiting the museum, guests have a chance to study tea bushes by means of six separate areas, every with a tea tree associated content material. A room named “Quintessence 1,650 metres” recreates the Cau Dat tea hill all yr spherical, hidden within the mist, with the ups and downs of historical past and 100 years of tea making expertise by means of 9 large-sized movies screens on a wall. Viewers enter a room crammed with the pictures and sounds of nature and the individuals of Cau Dat on the altitude of 1,650 metres.
A room named “Historic Field” showcases tea-making artifacts with an extended historical past, together with dust-coated machines equivalent to dryers for drying tea, warmth pipes of the tea drying system, air flow fan techniques, mixture screening machines, and a completed tea beard vacuum cleaner. An fascinating level within the museum house is the third room with the title of “1 tom 2 la” (a criterion for the analysis of a great tea), shows set up artworks that fuse mild and large-scale tea cubes, creating an auditory and tactile really feel. Greater than 100 tea cubes ,made up of 350 kilogrammes of inexperienced tea, black tea and oolong tea are divided into three separate areas, with 1000’s of glittering rain yarns connecting the collection of floating cloud lights to create a heat, vaguely and fanciful ambiance, depicting the rolling hills and clouds of Cau Dat.
On the horizontal wall of the museum, there are seven work simulating the tea making course of at Cau Dat ,reproduced in a easy and pure visible language. A particular characteristic is how the primary supplies used for this collection of work, from dyes to paints, are taken from the soil of the tea hills and tea leaves in Cau Dat Farm. Every image is lined with tons of of sheets of “fish” paper – a particular paper created from rice that the individuals of the central fishing village use to protect fish. The fourth room tells the story of tea makers with instruments utilized in tea making previously. Artists have used wood doorways from outdated tea warehouses, thereby telling the story of Cau Dat Farm tea making by means of the generations.
Within the fifth room named “Overlooking the world of tea”, guests expertise the varied tea cultures of the world and be taught extra in regards to the journey of contemporary tea leaves from harvest to last product. The sixth room is the viewing house at Cau Dat Farm. Guests could have an opportunity to expertise cups of inexperienced tea, black tea and oolong tea made artisans, in the identical manner tea growers and brewers understand tea with their senses.
Bringing artwork to create a residing house by means of films, paperwork, photographs, artifacts, Cau Dat Farm Historic Tea Museum has recreated the historical past, individuals, tea making course of in addition to merchandise of the Cau Dat tea model. It isn’t solely an fascinating vacation spot for guests to go to and expertise and be taught in regards to the historical past of improvement, tea making methods and tea cultivation, the museum can also be contributing to displaying and preserving the historic values of the Cau Dat tea hill.