ONE STRIP CHAI
Asli Assam CTC Black Tea
What is it? One Stripe Chai Asli Assam CTC black tea is organic, biodynamic, and direct-sourced by the brand from their trusty farm partners at Chota Tingrai Estate in Assam, India.
Notes from the Curator: Whether you add your own spices or brew it on its own, you can count on a bold black tea flavor that packs a punch with Asli Assam!
Let’s Get Nerdy: CTC = “Cut- tear- curl” tea
Created by a unique cutting process, CTC is a method of production used to process black tea. The unique process creates a tea that is rolled in shape, instead of the more traditional full leaf (orthodox tea), we mostly see. The process also creates a tea that is strong and malty in flavor and can stand up to being boiled with spices, sweeteners, and milk. Basically, it’s perfect for chai 🙂
- About the Brand
Founded by Farah Jesani, Chief Chai Office of One Strip Chai. In Farah’s own words “I have to start by explaining my relationship with chai. I'm Indian so drinking chai is basically in my blood. I have memories with chai that most people in the US have with coffee. I still remember getting my first cup in a small light amber mug with a matching saucer which I used to cool the chai down and slurp up. Soon enough after college I was reacquainted with chai, but I still avoided ordering chai lattes at coffee shops because I always found them to be too sweet or incredibly bland. Fast forward about 5 years, and I found myself in Portland launching a chai company to bring this South Asian beverage back to its roots - starting with craft coffee shops. The idea of One Stripe Chai Co. fell into my lap randomly and serendipitously, the way most great things tend to fall into laps."
- How to Use
Add 8 oz boiling water to 1 tbsp tea blend
Steep for 2 min
Strain and add sweetener as desired
*Pour over ice and add a squeeze of lemon for a refreshing iced tea!
CTC Black Tea
150 grams / 6.5 oz
~60+ servings per bag