The factory at the Estate has grown organically over the years in different stages becoming a sample of living industrial archaeology with several of the machinery still being used to this day.
SORTING AND DRYING OF LEAVES
The first floor comprises the areas where the tea is collected, sorted and dried. It’s endearing to note that there are days where the factory is not operational — only choosing to function when the correct batch of leaves arrive into its premises.
This is a very meticulous process after which they are then sent for gradings like -whole leaf, white tipped whole leaf, brokens, fannings.