FTGFOP. Phew what a mouthful! It feels like a code of some kind. In a way it is.
While tea has been around for centuries, it wasn’t until recently in the 20th century that the popularity of tea really began to rise.
Tea. Camellia sinensis. By now you should be well familiar with these words and how they are synonymous with each other. This evergreen plant from the countries of hot climates with its delicate little white flowers and yellow stamens should be seared into your mind.
Fair. Trade. You see these words thrown around in tea shops and coffee shops. But what does it mean?
CTC sounds like a company’s acronym, no? While it is an acronym, it actually stands for the process that defines this type of black tea: crush, tear, and curl.