CTC tea is a method of preparing black tea. Named for the method, "crush, tear, curl" in which black tea clears out are run through a arrangement of round and hollow rollers. The rollers have hundreds of sharp teeth that pulverize, tear, and twist the takes off. The rollers deliver little, difficult pellets made of tea. This CTC strategy is distinctive from standard tea fabricating, in which the tea clears out are essentially rolled into strips. Tea made through this strategy is called CTC tea (and in some cases known as mamri tea).