Workers removing tea from a roller, prior t
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Workers removing tea from a roller, prior to drying, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), January 1945. 'Nearly 20 hours after the leaf has been spread on the tats it is ready for rolling. This proces starts a fermentation, which results eventually in the creation of a dark coppery coloured product, indicating that the tea is ready for drying.' Photograph by Reuben Saidman.