We all drink and relish the beautiful taste of Tea. There are many brands of tea in India, and each one of them have created its own trademark in the industry.
Tea is the agricultural product of the leaves, leaf buds, and internodes of various cultivars and sub-varieties of the Camellia sinensis plant, processed and cured using various methods. "Tea" also refers to the aromatic beverage prepared from the cured leaves by combination with hot or boiling water, and is the common name for the Camellia sinensis plant itself. After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world.It has a cooling, slightly bitter, astringent flavour which many enjoy.
The term herbal tea usually refers to infusions of fruit or herbs containing no actual tea, such as rosehip tea or chamomile tea. Alternative terms for this are tisane or herbal infusion, both bearing an implied contrast with tea. This article is concerned exclusively with preparations and uses of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, the Minnan word for which is the etymological origin of the English word tea.
|Tea Estates near Ooty|
We had been to Ooty and had been to the tea Museum. There we could witness , how tea powder was prepared.
|Process of tea manufacturing|
|Tea leaves are passed on to the Withering trough, Where it gets crushed and goes to the Rotor Vane|
|Incomplete crushing of tea leaves|
|This is the Last stage of the CTC machine. From here, it goes to the Drum|
The tea powder goes into a machine called Fibromat. As the name says, it separates fibre from tea powder by a mesh.
The Dhool is now fed into the Fluid bed driver. It passes over a perforated, stainless steel sheet of dimensions 2025ft x 16ft. Hot air is passed through the heater. Drying process takes 16 minutes
|Fluid bed drier|
|Tea powder goes for packing|