CTC (Crush, turn, curl) tea is a machine processed and fermented black tea. It is usually less expensive than Orthodox tea. In India, over 80% of the tea sold is CTC tea. The reason behind it is that CTC tea steeps stronger and has a more bitter flavour to it. This gives you the option of preparing it with condiments such as milk, ginger and sugar. In India, majority of the population prefer drinking tea with milk, due to which CTC tea strives here.