Orthodox black tea from Hyrcanian forests

Alpachi uses the traditional method of orthodox tea processing, including all stages of picking to drying, at Siah Mezegi Tea Factory. This method preserves the polyphenolics in tea leaves and the final product is rich in antioxidants, antibacterials and anticariogenics.

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Siyahmezgi region

The 20th kilometer of Siyamzegi road, a slope covered with various plants, including tea.

Orthodox tea

Orthodox tea is tea that is rolled by hand or by special machines. In this method, the whole leaf is used to prepare tea. This tea is also known as “handmade tea” and “rolled tea”.

Orthodox tea is graded based on the time of picking the leaves, the production method, the type of leaf rolling, and the region of cultivation. The grading system of this tea is very complicated and they are usually

About Us

چای آلپاچی

Alpachi brand is the supporter of high consumption products in the Iranian market, which today focuses on the production of orthodox tea from Hyrkanian forests in Siyamzegi. The development and presentation of orthodox tea and products suitable for the taste of Iranian people is the result of the efforts of the experienced teams of this brand in the fields of quality control, production, research


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Siah Mezegi factory

Siahmezgi tea factory uses the traditional method of tea processing (Orthodox), including all stages of picking to drying. This method has made the polyphenolics in the tea leaves to be preserved and the final product is rich in antioxidants, antibacterials and anticariogenics.

Hyrcanian forests

The 850 km long Hyrcanian forests include a special area in the southern vicinity of the Caspian Sea, which are 25 to 50 million years old and covered the northern temperate regions of the earth. Different parts of these ancient forests have disappeared during the Ice Age and have grown again with climate change. The biodiversity of plants in this region is remarkable, as 44% of the plants known i

tea plant

The tea plant grown in this area has been exposed to the sun for less time and has seen more mountain dew, which is effective in increasing the amount of amino acids, and finally, the favorable taste resulting from this nature with the help of orthodox processing leads to richness of taste and A unique scent is in the finished product.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is orthodox tea?

The term “orthodox tea” refers to tea that is traditionally brewed. The flavor profile of this light and spicy tea is multi-layered. This tea is prepared using the traditional method that includes plucking, withering, rolling, oxidation and drying. Orthodox tea is rolled and shaped in different sizes and shapes depending on the type of tea produced.

What are the two most common methods of tea processing?

1. Orthodox tea processing

2. CTC or informal tea processing

Orthodox tea refers to tea or broad leaves that are produced using the traditional method of picking, withering, rolling, oxidation and drying. CTC, on the other hand, processes black tea by passing it through a series of cylindrical rollers with serrated blades that crush the tea into small, uniform pellets.

The orthodox method is the Iranian tea making method. In the processing of tea, the green tea method goes through different stages of tea making. In this way, all the stages of tea preparation are done from plus to rubbing, fermentation, drying and sorting. In fact, black tea is obtained after completing all the stages of tea making. Due to all the stages of tea making, the real aroma of tea is preserved. After the production operation, orthodox tea is graded into golden, premium, pen, broken, gunpowder and soil types.The production of city tea often uses a machine that acts like a meat grinder and grinds large leaves with the help of cutting blades. By twisting and rubbing, fresh tea leaves pass through two steel rollers that have sharp teeth and roll on top of each other at different speeds. For this reason, the leaves are crushed faster and more completely than the orthodox method, and as a result, all the cells and pigments of the tea are oxidized, and the fermentation time is reduced from 50 minutes to 38 minutes.

What is the difference between green tea and black tea?

Green tea and black tea are both obtained from the leaves of a plant called lettuce. But black tea is made with completely dried leaves, which have a more bitter taste, while green tea leaves are still fresh and have a sweeter taste because they are not dried. In addition, green tea has higher amounts of compounds such as flavonoids and catechins that improve body health.

Is it better to buy packaged tea or tea bags?

If you drink tea for its health benefits, use bagged or loose tea. This type of tea releases more antioxidants, minerals and nutrients than processed tea bags.

Is drinking a few glasses of tea a day harmless?

Drinking tea in moderation is harmless for most people. Tea that contains up to 400 milligrams of caffeine per day is usually safe for most people. However, if you are sensitive to higher amounts of caffeine or are someone who regularly experiences anxiety, insomnia, or trouble breathing, it is best to limit tea consumption to a minimum.

What are the important factors to distinguish original tea from fake?

Dissolving in cold water is one of the signs of fake tea, which does not exist at all when it comes to distinguishing original tea. Original tea does not dissolve in cold water and is used as a criterion for this.