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A finer CTC-cut tea for faster, deeper steeping. This is a good solid black tea with intense vanilla flavoring. The abbreviation “CTC” stands for “Crush, tear, curl” and is a method of processing black tea in which the leaves are passed through a series of cylindrical rollers with hundreds of sharp teeth that crush, tear, and curl the tea into small, hard pellets. Thus making for a finer granularity of tea for faster, and deeper steeping. Note that this finer granularity will require a finer tea strainer or tea bag. The resulting tea leaves more closely resemble espresso coffee than your typical dried tea leaves. We recommend our #2 Tea Sacks for this.