Freshly picked Moonshine leaves in the withering troughs! Withering is the process of removing moisture from the leaves. Getting the right wither is vital in making the perfect cup of tea. Leaves are usually kept in the withering troughs for 12-20 hours before the next process of rolling. Withering is stopped when the leaf achieves the correct amount of moisture loss - ranging from 60-70% depending on the time of the season. The Relative Humidity meter in the photo shows the rate of moisture loss and is important to keep a track of through the long withering process.
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