Day 14. Production.

Photobomb: Processing plant.

Aracha Processing

Fresh leaves are picked. ————->

Air stirring and moisturizing ———>

Steaming ——————————————>

Cooling ———————————————>

Scattering —————————————->

Primary drying———————————>

Rolling ———————————————->

Secondary drying ————————->

Final Rolling ————————————>

Final drying ———- = Aracha (crude tea)

Sencha Production 


Pre-firing ——————————————>

Post-firing —————————————->

Final cutting + Finishing ———- = Sencha