These photos show the first steps that the tea leaves undergo after they have been gathered and brought in from the arbors. There are other methods and variations in processing as well as subsequent procedures that most Pu-erhs undergo. Many of the later processing techniques are closely guarded trade secrets and spectators are not allowed. I hope you find these photos of the initial processing interesting.
COPYRIGHT: 2010 Bana Tea Company
0018-title-tea-processing