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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Taiwan Tea Tour, Alishan Tea Processing - Part I

It was wonderful to watch the tea making process. Each step of the process has a special charm and a uniquely beautiful aroma. Even standing in the tea fields without doing anything makes me happy.

Tea picking:

Tea pickers charge by how many leaves they pick:

Indoor oxidation:

A tea factory owner showed us how to "Stir Green":

In a more modern tea factory, things are more scientific and exact. They weigh the leaves after oxidizing to do the "Big Stir" (breaking the cells down from further oxidation):

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