Process Workflow for Tea Production The flowchart covers the steps involved in

Process Workflow for Tea Production

The flowchart covers the steps involved in picking, processing, and packaging and shipping tea. The outline below detasils these steps at each stage of the process.

Farm

Workers pick usable tea leaves from the field

Picked tea leaves are weighed and grouped into 50 kg bags

Bags of weighed tea are moved to a processing area

Processing

Bags of tea are reweighed at the processing facility

Tea leaves are spread across pans and troughs

Tea leaves are withered on pans

Tea leaves are cooled

Tea leaved are removed from pans and reweighed

Tea leaves are moved onto special trays and put through a rolling machine

Tea leaves go through their first drying

Tea leaves are cooled

Tea leaves are removed from special rolling trays and put into new trays to go through a second drying machine

Tea leaves are removed from trays and reweighed; poor-quality leaves are thrown away

Tea leaves are visually inspected

Poor-quality leaves are thrown away

Tea leaves are moved to an oxidizing area

Tea leaves are oxidized

Tea leaves go through their final drying to complete the oxidation process

Tea leaves are cooled

Tea leaves are sent to packaging and shipping

Packaging and Shipping

Tea leaves are weighed

Tea leaves go through the first sorting machine; small, misshaped, or discolored tea leaves are discarded

Tea leaves are weighed

Tea leaves go through a second sorting

Tea leaves are put into paper tea bags and sealed

Tea bags are wrapped in paper packets

Tea bags are sealed

Wrapped tea bags are sorted into cardboard packs of 20

Cardboard packs are sealed and wrapped in plastic

Boxes are sorted into shipping boxes

Shipping boxes are wrapped and sealed, ready to be shipped