Tea Making Right
Because a tea's flavour depends so highly on where and how it's grown, Twinings buys from tea growers who take great care to create and maintain the best possible growing conditions. Tea bushes are grown in dedicated "tea gardens," and are pruned every four to five years to keep them fresh and at the proper height for the "pluckers" to reach.
Harvesting tea is very labour-intensive and requires considerable skill and expertise. Tea pluckers learn to recognize the perfect moment to pick the most tender leaves, for these are the ones that produce the finest teas. Between two and three thousand tea leaves are needed to produce a single kilogram of unprocessed tea.