Assam CTC Black Tea
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Assam BOP CTC Organic

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This is our "comfort tea" from India - rich, full-bodied, and made for the addition of milk. Moving from coffee to tea? Consider this easy-to-drink and affordable black tea. Add milk or cream if you wish. Now available in 50 or 100-ct pyramid sachet packs
Price: Starting at $10.95
Ingredients: Premium organic black tea
Origin: India
Caffeine Level: High
Brewing Time: 3-4 minutes
Water Temperature: 212°F
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This fast-steeping Organic tea from the Dinjoye Gardens in the Assam region of India is known around the world for its full-bodied flavor that combines well with milk. This grade is found in a host of English and Irish morning blends. Think of it as comfort food!

CTC stands for Cut-Tear-Curl, a process invented by the English when they established many of the gardens in India and Sri Lanka. The tea leaves are put through a Rotorvane machine (see Bruce Richardson's photo), which eviscerates the leaves. This makes a finished tea which is concentrated into tiny pellets. This ensures a fast steep and a bold cup of tea that is filled with tannins that love to bind with milk.

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Rich and Deep
Laura D. (Chicago, IL) 8/23/2021 11:05 AM
This organic Assam CTC is amazing. I've been purchasing cheap Assam CTC from local Indian groceries for years. This tea is so much more rich and fresh than anything I've purchased before. The depth of flavor and lack of bitterness (CTC processing always makes for a very strong tea, but the cheap stuff was kind of acrid) surprised me. I am grateful to have found Ellwood's tea and will be using it to make my homemade masala chai mix from now on.