Makaibari Darjeeling tea, India

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From the drier, the tea is moved into a room where ladies, again selected for their meticulous nature, sit on the floor, sorting through the leaves by hand. They discard stray stems and twigs, and hand pick the undamaged leaves to be packed as the Muscatel Second Flush as the broken leaves are put aside for tea-bagging.