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Finishing the Tea

1. Leaves are sorted by size using a flat sieve. The small pieces fall through leaving the larger pieces left-over. The larger pieces are then sent to a cutting machine.

2. The leaf fragments are lightly roasted to give a full-bodied flavor and aroma.

3. Again, using sieve-like sorting machines and static electricity, the fragments are sorted into different categories. For example, the stems and leaves are separated so they can be used to make different kinds of tea.

4. The different tea leaf fragments are blended together to produce a standard product.