Enjoy tea as they drink it in India. Our CTC Assam has a striking amber color, rich flavor, and is full bodied as well. It is a key ingredient in several of our blends, including the East Frisian and Chai. It takes milk and sugar, and can also be enjoyed solo. An espresso-style tea! Kosher.
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||CTC means the tea has been processed in a " Cut, Tear, and Curl" machine. Tea leaves are shoved in the top, totally destroyed and then reformed into pellets. These pellets turn brown (oxidize ) very quickly. This makes for the super-brisk tea. Most tea is made like this in Assam because it easy to make and there is much demand for this style.
||Dark leaves, cut into small uniform pieces. (Cut, tear, curl)
||Assertive, sweet-charred aromas like with roasted sweet onions.
||This is about as full bodied a tea as we sell. It is intensely brisk or astringent. Most people like to add milk.
||Most people drink this tea for its strength, the flavors are secondary, especially if milk and sugar are added. There are subtle roasted malt notes.
||4 to 5 minutes