This short video shows how machines are used by Japanese tea farmers to cut green tea leaves from the plant. The cutter is operated by two people and it is very common in our part of Japan (Shizuoka, near Mt. Fuji) to see husband and wife pairs working together at this job. The couple in the video likely own the tea field where they are working and may process the tea themselves if they have the proper equipment. Such tea may then carry the family’s own label and display their company or family name. Alternately, the tea they harvest may be brought to a nearby tea processing facility operated jointly by the various tea farmers in the area. Tea processed in this fashion will usually then carry a brand which is common to all of the members of the tea collective.
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