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.
- Keeps the Heart Health under Check: Studies have shown that drinking a cup of Assam tea twice a day helps to reduce the chances of a heart attack and heart issues. It prevents heart diseases like high blood pressure, blood clotting, and helps in the relaxation of the blood vessels.
- Helps in Boosting Digestion: Drinking a CTC tea after an elaborate meal helps in digestion. Not only does it helps in digestion but black CTC tea also soothes stomach cramps.
- Helps to Cut Down Fat: CTC tea is the answer to losing weight naturally. It helps in reducing your body fat by blocking the fat absorption in the cells along with enhancing the metabolism rate.
- Mental Alertness: The caffeine content of CTC tea leaves affects thinking and alertness. Assam tea helps you stay awake even if you are experiencing an extended period without sleep. The caffeine, however, can cause side effects if consumed in large quantities.