This video was shot in Wazuka, Kyoto, Japan. You can see how the leaves are picked and then processed.
The tea making process is all day long with picking starting at 5am. Once the leaves are picked they are taken to a factory where the raw leaves are made into "tea". This takes about 6 hours, with each step taking roughly an hour.
Hand picking and processing is very rare in Japan because of the labour involved. The resulting tea costs between $50 and $60 dollars an ounce.
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