Tea is prepared from the leaves of a tea plant. It is a popular drink in the world. The plant grows as bushes. They grow on high sloping lands in India, China, Japan and Sri Lanka. They need sunshine and rain to grow.
The tea plants are sown in rows with a gap of four to six feet from one another. They grow about five or six feet tall. The leaves are one or two inches long, green in colour, and oval in shapes. The leaves make green, black tea.
Leaves are plucked three or four times a year. After plucking, the leaves are exposed to the sun and air for some hours, and then heated over charcoal fire. Then they are rolled and curled in the machine.
After roasting, the leaves become dry, brittle and fit for consumption. They are then packed in air tight wooden chests bier with lead foil and dispatched to the market for sale. In India, there are many tea gardens in Assam and Darjeeling. Darjeeling tea is world famous for its fine flavour and taste.