Black Tea

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Black Tea is stronger than any other type of tea. Black tea is more widely consumed and is the most common type of tea in the western world. . Black tea is fully fermented, and gains its color and character from the processing of the leaves. The leaves range in color from brown to black, often with golden or silver tips. The caffeine content is higher in black Tea as compared to the less oxidized varieties .The bright copper liquor has a full, round aroma, and a flavor ranging from malty to flowery. Black Tea retains its flavour for many years. All Black Tea contain polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants and have great restorative power. This is the only type of tea that can be taken with milk and sugar.


Types & Varieties


CTC - Crush, Tear & Curl


CTC refers to the Crush, Tear & Curl process .Steps in CTC tea manufacture includes, withering of harvested crop, green leaf shifting, reconditioning, rolling, fermentation, drying, grading & sorting and packing.

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CTC- Sorting & Grades
Kind of tea Grade Name Nomenclature
     
Broken BP Broken Pekeo
  BOP Broken Orange Pekeo
  BPS Broken Pekeo Souching
  BP 1 Broken Pekoe one
  FP Flowery Pekeo
Fannings OF Orange Fanings
  PF Pekeo Fanings
  PF 1 Pekeo Fanning s One
  BOPF Broken Orange Fannings
Dust PD Pekeo Dust
  D Dust
  CD Churamani Dust
  PD 1 Pekeo Dust One
  D 1 Dust One
  CD 1 Churamani Dust One
  RD Red Dust
  FD Fine Dust
  SFD Super Fine Dusr
  GD Golden Dust
  SRD Super Red Dust

Orthodox

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Majority of the processing steps are identical to that of CTC manufacture.The steps involved in orthodox tea manufacture include withering, preconditioning, rolling (roller or rotorvanes), roll-breaking and green leaf sifting, fermentation, drying, grading & sorting and finally packing.

Orthodox- Sorting & Grades
Kind of tea Grade Name Nomenclature
     
Whole leaf FP Flowery Pekoe
FTGF OP Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
  TG OP Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
  TGF OP 1 Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
  GF OP Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
  FOP Flowery Orange Pekoe
  OP Orange Pekoe
Broken BOP 1 Broken Orange Pekoe one
  GF BOP Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe
  BPS Broken Pekoe Souchong
  GBOP Golden Broken Orange Pekoe
  FBOP Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe
  BOP Broken Orange Pekoe
Fanning GOF Golden Orange Fannings
  FOF Flowery Orange Fannings
  BOPF Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings
Dust OCD Orthodox Churamani Dust
  BOPFD Broken Orange Pekeo Fine Dust
  FD Fine Dust
  D.A. Dust A
  Spl. Dust Special Dust
  G. Dust Golden Dust
  OD Orthodox Dust