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Drying or withering tea leaves

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Drying out the tea leaves, known as withering'. Approx. 80% of moisture needs to be removed from freshly picked leaves to preserve them and enhance the tea's flavour. Leaves are spread out on trays or shelves in airy rooms to enable them to wither

Copyright © RBG KEW

Media ID 10645014

Date: 12th February 2015

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

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Credit: Copyright RBG Kew

Filename: p038 - 006838LA20120727-010 Tea.jpg

Image Size: 4654 x 2919 Pixels

Filesize is 3.96MB

Associated Categories: History

Associated Categories: History

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