CTC Tea – Why Tea is called by this name?
Tea got this name from the production process called Crushing, Tearing and Curling. It is a process in which several cylindrical rollers make an even-cut tea pellet. This is why CTC Tea is called by this name. here we shall understand what is CTC Tea and what are its Grades – Prices?
What is the taste of CTC Tea?
A good Assam CTC Tea or Darjeeling CTC Tea tastes malty. It has good or low strength depending upon its quality. When it is made without Milk, the water (tea) colour is Red. When we add milk to it, its colour turns Golden or Red.
What is the History of CTC Tea and what is India’s Gift to Tea Lovers?
The First Amgoorie Tea Estate was planted in Assam, India by Mr Col. James Buckingham who was born on March 23, 1843, and was the son of the Late Reverend J. Buckingham, Devon.
The CTC Tea Manufacturing process in Amgoorie Tea Estate was invented by Sir William McKercher In 1931, who happened to be the Superintendent of Amgoorie Tea Estate. This invention of Sir William McKercher spread across India and Africa by 1950, and that left an indelible mark on the tea industry of the world.
Hence today, CTC Tea is consumed the widely in the world. Tea that is not CTC Tea is Orthodox Tea. We shall learn about it ahead.
Know about Amgoorie Tea Estate.
The two words “Aam” meaning Mango and “Guri” meaning roots of the mango tree laid the stone of Amgoorie Tea Estate. There were many mango trees in the area of the Tea Estate. This tea garden is on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River and borders India and Nagaland.
Goodricke Group Limited owns this tea estate, and the tea garden is considered a jewel in the crown of the Indian Tea Industry. In Assam Amgoorie Tea Garden of the Tea, Estate produces some of the best CTC teas in India. Locate Byahut Tea Company on Google, Indiamart, JustDial, Facebook & Instagram. We are the best Dooars, Darjeeling & Assam CTC Loose Tea wholesaler, Supplier, Dealer, Distributor, Stockist, Packager, and Manufacturer in Siliguri. Contact us for Tea Dealership.
When is CTC Tea consumed?
We start our day with the best CTC tea in India having a super aroma and taste. Assam makes the best CTC Tea with bright Golden Colour with a malty taste. Assam CTC Tea lacks appearance and hence tea companies and tea blenders use Assam CTC Tea to make blends of Tea.
Use of Masala in Chai or Tea in India
Chai or Tea masala adds immunity-boosting spices and masala in CTC Tea. It enhances the taste of CTC Tea tremendously.
India’s widely trusted tea, Chai Masala Powder has CTC tea as its base; it is commonly known as Spiced Tea, masala Chai, and Mixed Spice Tea.
Byahut Tea Company makes CTC Tea and Orthodox Tea blends with Ginger Tea, Cardamom Tea, Black Pepper Tea, Tulsi Tea, Cloves Tea, Chocolate Tea, Illaichi Tea, etc. Usually, these teas are consumed with milk and sugar.
In the section, What is CTC Tea and what are its Grades – Prices? Lets understand: What is CTC Tea Grade?
The term Grades in CTC Tea or Orthodox Tea doesn’t stand for Quality of Tea, rather it stands for the Size of Granules of CTC Tea and the Size and types of Orthodox Tea Leaves. Let’s understand it ahead.
|Grade||Description of Grade||Colour & Liquor||Number of holes in the tray||Usage|
|BOP L||Broken Orange Pekoe Large||Good aroma and Colour but weak liquor||Six holes per inch||Not very popular|
|BOPS||Broken Pekoe Souchong||Better taste, aroma and Colour||Eight holes per inch||Not very popular|
|BOP||Broken Orange Pekoe||Has better Colour, liquor and taste as compared to BOP S and L||Ten holes per inch||Popular with households|
|BOP SM||Broken Orange Pekoe Small||Has good liquor, Colour and aroma||Twelve holes per inch||Popular with households|
|BP||Broken Pekoe||It usually has better Colour, taste and sufficient aroma as compared to other grades||Fourteen holes per inch||Popular with high-end hotels and households|
|BP SM||Broken Pekoe Small||Has good liquor, Colour and aroma||Eighteen holes per inch||Popular with households and hotels|
|OF||Orange Fannings||Gives immediate Colour and has an aroma||Twenty-two holes per inch||Popular with commercial brands and tea stalls and restaurants.|
|PD||Pekoe Dust||Gives Colour and strong liquor||Twenty-six holes per inch||Usually bought by tea stalls and smaller restaurants as it has good Colour and strong liquor|
|Dust||Dust||Gives Colour and strong liquor||What is left over||Usually bought by tea stalls and used in tea bags|
|CD||Churamani Dust||Gives Colour and slight liquor||All dust grades||Tea Stalls and Teabags|
|GD||Golden Pekoe||Gives Colour and slight liquor|
|SRD||Super Red Dust||Gives Colour and slight liquor|
|FD||Fine Dust||Gives Colour and slight liquor|
|SFD||Super Fine Dust||Gives Colour and slight liquor|
Why does CTC Tea has so name Grades?
Grading the CTC Tea once it’s made provides a good look and uniformity in size, thus fetching a good price and allowing tea makers/blenders/packagers to select tea based on the time they spend boiling and making quality CTC Tea.
What is the price of CTC Tea?
Several factors determine the price of CTC Tea in India and the world, such as Grades, Quality, Season of Production, area of production etc. For example, Assam CTC Prices can range from Rs.150 – Rs.700 whereas Darjeeling/Dooars CTC Tea Prices can range between Rs. 70 – Rs. 500. To buy Darjeeling/Assam/Dooars CTC Tea at the best price, Locate Byahut Tea Company on Google, Indiamart, JustDial, Facebook & Instagram. We are the best Dooars, Darjeeling & Assam CTC Loose Tea wholesaler, Supplier, Dealer, Distributor, Stockist, Packager, and Manufacturer in Siliguri. Contact us for Tea Dealership.