All Tea is grown from the same plant but processed differently at the factory to produce Black, Green, White, Yellow or Oolong tea. Of the Two major types of Tea – Black and Green – Black tea accounts for around 75% of global production.
Black tea is produced by wilting, sometimes crushing and fully oxidizing the leaves.
Green tea is produced from steamed and oxidized leaves while white tea is made from wilted and oxidized leaves. One processing method, known as ‘crush, tear, curl’ (or CTC), involves shredding the leaves and crushing them between sets of rollers to produce fine granules, a process suited to tea bags.
Orthodox tea refers to either hand-processed tea or tea that is rolled with machinery in a manner that mimics hand-rolling.Most specialty tea is made with orthodox production methods. Whole leaf teas are widely considered the most valuable, especially if they contain leaf tips.
Black Tea Grade: CTC
Black Tea Grade: Orthodox
- Broken: BOP, BOPSM, BP, BP1 , FP
- Fanning: OF,PF, BOPF
- Dust: PD, D
- Whole leaf : FP, FTGOP,TGFOP1 , TFBOP , STGFOP,TGBOP,GFOP , FOP, OP
- Fanning: GOF, FOF, BOPF
- Dust: OPD, OCD, BOPFD, FD, D-A
- Whole leaf: YH, FYH
- Broken: GP,H,FH
- Fanning: SOUMEE
- Dust: DUST
- Organic Tea
- Darjeeling Tea