The Uniqueness: Though a blend, CTC with orthodox tea will provide you with a traditional taste and aroma that will rejuvenate your senses at any given time of a day. Combining the traits of Assam CTC and orthodox tea leaves, it is a treat for anyone who is sold on tea or anyone who is looking to sip an aromatic and flavorsome cuppa.
What You See: On seeing in raw form, you’ll come across a grainy texture mixed with long leaves. The blend mainly consists of CTC tea leaves with a decent amount of Assam Orthodox tea leaves, thereby adding to the unique quality of the tea. Upon brewing, you’ll come across a dark amber or coppery brown cuppa.
What You Feel: If you taste the lea leaves raw, the leaves will taste mildly bitter with now such an overpowering aroma. When brewed, the tea will exhibit a sweet smell. Upon sipping, initially, the tea will taste almost bland with a bitter endnote. After some time, you’ll feel a sweet sensation lingering in your mouth.
What Brings Out its Best: Bring four cups of water to boil. Then add 2 teaspoons of CTC with orthodox tea leaves in hot water and steep it for 2-3 minutes. If you want a stronger taste you can steep it longer. Strain the tea leaves and serve it hot. For making it a tad more flavourful, you can add milk/sugar/cream or a few drops of lemon juice.
Best Enjoyed With: The tea is best enjoyed with biscuits (except cream-biscuits) and Indian snacks/nankeen.