The tea factories found on most tea estates in Sri Lanka are crucial to the final quality and value of manufactured tea. After plucking, the tea is very quickly taken to the muster sheds to be weighed and monitored under close supervision, and then the teas are brought to the factory. A tea factory in Sri Lanka is typically a multi-storied building and located on tea estates to minimize the costs and time between plucking and tea processing, The tea leaves are taken to the upper floors of the factories where they are spread in troughs, a process known as withering, which removes excess weight in the leaf. Once withered, the tea leaves are rolled, twisted and parted,
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