Did you know that Green Tea and Black Tea comes from the same plant?

For over 90 years, BOH has been crafting exquisite teas from the slopes of Cameron Highlands. The two most common forms of tea are black tea and green tea. They all come from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis, but the difference is how they are processed. Check out the infographic to find out how we process our black and green tea.

How We Make Green Tea and Black Tea

Harvesting Tea Leaves

Tea leaves are harvested and immediately brought to the processing factory.

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Roasting

The leaves are roasted in a dryer at high temperatures for approximately 20 minutes. This is to stop the oxidation processes.


Withering

The withering process involves lowering the moisture content of the leaves. The leaves are placed on troughs with perforated beds. Dry air is blown in, and the leaves are then left to wither.

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Rolling

The leaves are crushed in rollers to release their flavours.

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Fermentation

Once rolled, the leaves are left to ferment. This process is also known as oxidation which is a natural chemical process that occurs after the cells have been ruptured. This process takes about 2 hours and gives the leaves its distinctive black tea character.

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Drying

The moisture content of the tea leaves is reduced to about 3%.

Drying

The leaves are dried to halt the fermentation process and its moisture content is reduced to about 3%.

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Sorting

Stalks or fibers are removed and the tea is graded according to the particle size.

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GREEN TEA

BLACK TEA

For over 90 years, BOH has been crafting exquisite teas from the slopes of Cameron Highlands. The two most common forms of tea are black tea and green tea. They all come from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis, but the difference is how they are processed. Check out the infographic to find out how we process our black and green tea.

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