A Journey to the Tea Countries of China: Including Sung-Lo and the Bohea Hills; with a Short Notice of the East India Company's Tea Plantations in the Himalaya Mountains

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J. Murray, 1852 - 398 páginas
 

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Página 277 - Several men take their stations at the rolling table and divide the leaves amongst them. Each takes as many as he can press with his hands, and makes them up in the form of a ball. This is rolled upon the rattan table, worked and greatly compressed, the object being to get rid of a portion of the sap and moisture, and at the same time to twist the leaves.

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