The different stages of tea production from harvesting to processing.
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The harvesting and processing that goes into the production of China tea. VS Groups of women picking tea on the slopes of a large tea plantation then walking down the hill with their baskets full, they pass another line of women with empty baskets going up. LS A long line of women tea pickers snake their way down the sides of a mountain. VS The baskets are emptied into a waiting lorry. MS Lorries arriving in convoy at the factory. MS Factory. VS Good shots of women workers shaking the leaves out onto net drying racks. LS A line of men manning grinding machinery. MS Woman worker shovelling tea into the grinder. MS Women stack the ground tea in shallow wooden boxes on shelves. VS Machines sift the tea. LS Sacks of tea in the warehouse.
Note: Date on original record: 10/09/1966.