Factory Operations 

The green tea leaf is collected in our fleet of vehicles and brought to our factory to begin the process of turning this fresh leaf tea into a product that is packed and distributed. The main processes are: 
 
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Green leaf reception  
& withering 
When the collection lorries arrive, the bags of green leaf are reweighed to verify the field weights. One of the aims of the manufacturing process is to reduce the tea’s moisture content in a controlled manner. The first stage of the process is to wither the green leaf. 
 
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Rolling 
The withered leaf is fed into the machinery in order to cut and macerate the leaf into small particles. 
 
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Fermenter/Oxidiser 
The macerated leaf is now exposed to cool air in order to promote oxidation. 
 
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Fluid Bed Dryer 
The oxidized tea is now ready to be dried, reducing the moisture content to around 1.8%. 
 
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Sorting and packing 
After the drying process, any fibre remaining in the tea is extracted by several sets of rollers which use static electricity to remove the small and light fibre particles. 
 
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Boiler  
and firewood 
In order to provide heat to the dryer and the trough house, we generate steam from a wood-fired steam boiler. 
 
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