Hime – Genmai Cha

This hardly merits a review. Genmaicha is a lower grade bancha mixed with toasted brown rice kernels. The point of the toasted rice is to mask the inferior flavors of the tea. I have drunk a lot of this tea. I really like the toasted rice flavor, and that’s the appeal. It’s like drinking a […]

What Does “CTC Tea” Mean?

CTC means “crush, tear, and curl”. Teabag tea is also called CTC tea. Orthodox Teas are whole leaf teas manufactured using the traditional process of making tea. CTC Teas are made through the Crush, Tear, and Curl (CTC) process of manufacture producing a granular leaf particle. They comprise of 3 main grades: the brokens, fannings, […]

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