Usually, yellow or green in color, the original leaves of the green tea leaves are actually steamed or pan fried to impart the mild or the toasty flavors, respectively. The tea leaves are plucked and rolled but never oxidized. The leaves are brought in contact with heat by either steaming or by pan frying that stops the oxidation process by preventing the enzymes to get browned. They are shaped by pressing down or by curling or simply by swirling or rolling until the leaves are completely dry. Green tea is one of the healthiest tea categories due to it anti-oxidant properties.
Orthodox tea refers to the tea variety that is rolled using machinery or hand-processed. Most of the whole teas are made by the orthodox tea production method. Orthodox tea making procedure is a bit complex. The process undergoes withering, rolling, oxidation, and then firing. The leaves are spread out for a few hours, then rotated and pressed to release the inherit chemicals, then the leaves are allowed to react with the chemicals after spending almost 4 hours in a controlled environment, and finally the oxidation process is stopped and the darkened leaves are dried before the leaves are sorted for grading.
Flavored teas are the tea varieties that have one or more flavors added to them. The most common category of tea that has additional flavorings added to it is the green. Several other categories of teas like the black tea, oolong tea, and the white tea also have added flavorings. Adding these flavors to the original teas enhances the taste and the flavor of the tea and a pleasant aroma spreads all around the space when the tea is brewed. Today, different types of flavored teas are available easily in the market and are named as the flavored Darjeeling tea, flavored diamond tea, etc. Whether you desire for orange flavor, almond flavor, candy cane flavor, or any other fruits flavor, all are there in the market for you.
Bulk CTC tea
CTC tea refers to the method or processing black tea. CTC is the abbreviated form of the term ‘crush, tear, curl’. In this process, the black tea leaves are run though an array of cylindrical rollers that have hundreds of teeth like structures to cut or crush, tear, and curl the tea leaves. The rollers ultimately produce small, hard pellets made up of tea. The CTC method is quite different from the standard process of tea manufacturing. In this case, the tea leaves are simply rolled into thin strips. These strips are grinded and formed into powdery texture. The paper sacks, PP bags, etc. are filled with different quantities of CTC tea. This type of packaging ensures that the tea will remain fresh for a longer time.