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Dive into the robust flavors of Assam with our CTC (Crush, Tear, Curl) tea, a selection celebrated for its rich aroma and bold taste. Harvested from the lush plains of the Assam region in India, this tea offers a deep, malty flavor profile with a brisk and invigorating finish. Its granular appearance is a result of the unique CTC processing method, ensuring a consistent and strong brew every time. Assam CTC tea is the perfect choice for those who love a hearty cup, and it stands up well to milk and sugar.
Organic black tea (Camelia Sinensis)
|Serving Size: 2g /cup|
|Steeping Temp: 100°C|
|Steeping Time: 2 to 5 mins.|
|Grade or Quality: BOP|
|Aroma: Earthy, mild, malty|
|Infusion Aroma: Earthy, hint of fruitiness|
|Infusion Color: Dark amber|
|Infusion Strength: Strong|
Story, Folklore, History
CTC tea actually refers to a method of processing black tea. Named for the process, “crush, tear, curl” (and sometimes called “cut, tear, curl”) in which black tea leaves are run through a series of cylindrical rollers. The rollers have hundreds of sharp teeth that crush, tear, and curl the leaves. The rollers produce small, hard pellets made of tea.
The primary purpose of the CTC method is to produce tea leaves that are conducive to a fast, strong extraction. This method is particularly suited for teas that are intended to be consumed with milk, such as the typical teas used in Indian chai or British breakfast teas.
CTC teas are often described as looking like small pellets or granules. They lack the whole leaf or large pieces of leaves seen in orthodox tea processing.
Due to their smaller size and increased surface area, CTC teas brew quickly, delivering a robust flavor and deep color. They are commonly used in tea bags because of their fast infusion rate.
The CTC method is especially popular in regions where strong teas are preferred, such as in India for masala chai, or for producing many breakfast blends in the West.
This tea is one of my favorites. Strong and malty. Excellent!
Surprised by the previous review. I really enjoyed this tea. No bitterness or ashiness that I sometimes find with this type of tea.
Disapointed. I drink CTC since years now and wanted to find a organic one. But the tea is weak. I have to double the amount i use to get the same result. For such an expensive price, i was expecting more.