Black CTC Teas

CTC tea actually refers to a method of processing black tea.

Named for the process, “crush, tear, curl” (and sometimes called “cut, tear, curl”)

Benefits of Black CTC Teas

Black CTC teas, have the nutritional value that teas have:

  • Are high in Antioxidants helps to neutralize damaged cells which help us to look and feel better.
  • Helps prevent Cardiovascular Disease
  • Have been shown to have a calming effect on the body and especially helps boost mental clarity.
  • Retain the Authentic Taste and are comparatively more rich in flavour and colour.


It’s a processing method where black tea leaves are passed through a series of cylindrical rollers that have hundreds of sharp teeth that crush, tear, and curl the tea into small, hard pellets.


Types/Grades of Black CTC Teas


BP         Broken Pekoe

BOP      Broken Orange Pekoe

BP 1      Broken Pekoe one


OF       Orange Fannings

PF        Pekoe Fannings

PF 1     Pekoe Fannings One

BOPF   Broken Orange Fannings


PD –  Pekoe Dust

D          Dust

PD 1     Pekoe Dust One

D 1       Dust One

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Letitia Baldrige