The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: tea factory
medium: diaries
location: Bihubar T.G.
date: 27.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: After lunch we visit the tea factory. The tea which has been picked yesterday first is rolled out in machines for a few hours until it has lost its light green colour and has turned brown. Then it is left to ferment for one to two hours in a moist and cool room. From there it is brought into the drying machine and is sorted out partly by machine partly by women workers according to quality and kind