Tea leaves can be dried in sunlight and rolled by means of a channeled stone tablet with hollow sides for lifting.

Drying and Rolling Tablet

Tea leaves can be dried in sunlight and rolled by means of a channeled stone tablet with hollow sides…

The tea leaves are steamed until they reach a desirable fragrance.  They are then rolled or kneaded by hand into balls.

Tea balls

The tea leaves are steamed until they reach a desirable fragrance. They are then rolled or kneaded by…