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We cultivate traditional tea-growing techniques and boost it with cutting edge technology to leverage the best of the past, present, and the future
step 1 : PluckingIt starts with a leaf.
Empowering women workers has been a century old tradition of Jokai Tea. And we continue that to this day by donating a pack of sanitary napkin to women tea pluckers’ in Assam for each product you buy.
step 2 : WitheringLower the moisture. Higher the flavour.
The tea leaves are then spread on a rack to reduce the moisture levels to help the tea roll without breaking. As the moisture reduces, the tea starts to develop flavour and aroma over a period of 12 to 14 hours.
step 3 : fixingThe green in our Tulsi & Mint Tea.
For our Tulsi & Mint green teas, oxidizing isn’t required. In fact, we heat the leaves before they start oxidizing so it can retain the pure green color at a higher antioxidant level. We do this by roasting or steaming the leaves in our machines, straight after withering.
step 4 : dryingsealing the deal
We dry the leaves by passing it through an oven with the goal of dropping the moisture content to below 3% - which completely stops the oxidation. Doing this forms a hard case on each leaf and seals the flavour and aroma notes.
step 5 : gradingThe finer details
Before we can finally bring the tea to you, we pass the leaves through different size meshes and segregate the different shapes and dimensions of teas. We also remove the stems of the tea leaf in this process to give you the finest and cleanest tea blend possible.