The term “orthodox tea” refers to tea that is brewed traditionally. The flavour profile of this bright and sharp tea is multi-layered. This tea is made using a traditional procedure that includes plucking, withering, rolling, oxidation, and drying. Orthodox tea is rolled and formed in a variety of sizes and shapes, depending on the kind of tea manufactured.
Orthodox tea manufacturing is most common in India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Indonesia. It is traditionally made of whole leaf tea, which is graded by size. Each batch of tea processing is time-consuming and requires skills to make the desired flavour profile.