Tea plants grow only in a tropical and subtropical climate. Tea plants are cultivated for the purpose of leaves. They are collected as many times per year as tea plant vegetates, i.e. produces new shoots with leaves.
Tea leaf harvesting is the process of plucking the tea leaves from the plant. Tea plucking is done by hand, not all leaves are picked during harvesting but only a few top young and juicy leaves with a portion of the stem on which they have grown and the so-called bud (or tip) are picked.
Harvesting is done either manually or using a machine. Manual harvesting requires more time and the number of laborers to complete while using tea harvester reduces labor requirements and cost of harvesting without compromising on the quality of the tea leaves. A large bag is provided with this tea plucking machine so that leaves are directly collected in the bag without any wastage.
Tea harvester machine operation process:
From the engine, power is transferred to the blower and the cutting blade
Reciprocating movement of the blades which are placed one above the other
The blower blows these leaves into the bag
Once the bag is filled, it is replaced with new bag
It is cost-effective
safe and easy to operate
Reduces labor cost and time saving
Harvested leaves are less damaged than manually picked leaves
No additional operating cost