A tea company located in Assam, has released a CTC tea named after Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to “respect his heroism and courage” in the face of Russian invasion. This was done to draw an analogy between the President’s character and valor and that of the Assam tea.
Assam Tea, which is majorly CTC, stands for crush, tear, and curl. In this process, whole tea leaves are run through machines that crush, tear, and curl the leaves into small hard pellets.
Sir William McKercher pioneered the CTC method in the 1930s at Assam, India. In the 1950s, the method spread throughout India and Africa. The process is now used to manufacture most of the black tea in the world. The tea has a consistent flavour profile from batch to batch because of the unique method that results in complete oxidation and black color of the tea leaves.
Assam tea has a deep ruby red hue and a rich, slightly bitter flavour when steeped. In India, they are mostly consumed by the local population, who prepare them in a traditional manner. Assam tea is a black tea that is commonly used in Masala chai recipes. Masala chai is brewed with milk, black tea, and spices, and literally means “mixed spice tea.”
At Namhah, you can order pure Assam CTC Tea and take your Tea drinking experience to the next level.