How does the tea factory in Sri Lanka
• How does the tea factory in Sri Lanka
The bag tea, dipped in a cup of boiling water, almost instantly intensely stains the water, and instantly rich taste appears there. After 10-15 seconds, the tea is ready, you can even offer to share a bag with a friend, because I do not like too strong tea ... It is logical that flavored dishwater instead of real tea. But here's where to find a real ?!
I set out to see the moment when fresh and real tea becomes flavored with dyes. I have to say that in Ceylon I found delicious (!) Black-leaf tea. At home, Ceylon tea is somehow tastier, although it may not be there looking for. Today the show looks like a tea factory in Sri Lanka. Although I'm pretty sure that what I have seen, it is a very "home" option, there are no large industrial volumes and modern mechanization.
After tea factory wanted to buy a real Ceylon tea, but there it was! What lay on the counter at a local store - was produced at some central plant that looked nothing of itself is not, so that even when the second time on the island of Ceylon, this tea, which would be all warmed inside and remember the warm tropical the surf of the Indian ocean, I was not able to ...
This is how tea is harvested in India in Darjeeling. I think that in Ceylon it is collected the same way.
Salary girls in India - 1, $ 5 per day. So when a company says "our tea is harvested by hand," this may be to believe, the costs are minimal.
The most important and valuable - are small upper leaves:
Then the leaves fall on such a recycling point:
At the entrance meets here this tablet with fellow Lipton:
the process looked like this at the end of the 19th century:
It took 150 years ... And the process is just as well!
Tea leaves fall into the machine for twisting and spinning tea juice:
Grinding and sorting the leaves:
The second stage - fermentation and refinement:
Third stage - drying in a special oven.
This factory uses very steep stove 1890 Dublin release:
Well, after sorting the finished tea to be sent to large factories for the subsequent preparation of tea blends:
And then we go to the store. Here I expect a major disappointment! Tea, which was on display, all looked somehow very small and loose, in general, that is usually found in bags and not the fact that I want to get away from the beautiful leaf tea. And the price was even higher than ours. I have not bought anything.
Naturally, this shop-oriented tourists, but the Sri Lankans do not drink tea in supermarkets and they, too, there is nothing interesting. So that the whole Ceylon tea is exported. A tea of any elephant curly little interest to me.
In general, the theme of tea bags was not disclosed to me. Seeing tea gathering in the mountains, where everything is so clean and beautiful, as well as the production of a small tea factory in Sri Lankan village, I still see the beautiful tea raw materials. All natural. Where the dyes appear, what tea in packs ?!
With pleasure I will go to some major tea factory of the world famous brand.