Tea Bush to Tea Cup – Plucking – Step 1
The story of #Ceylon tea is a legendary one – and the true legends stand before you in this picture. Female tea pluckers, brave in the face of nature on the cold climes of Sri Lanka’s tea plantations, climbing treacherously steep slopes, all the while expertly plucking tea leaves weighing up to a whopping average of 18kgs a day per worker. And this is after they have awoken while it is still dark, prepared tea and meals for their families for the whole day, some have even washed and dressed their children before embarking on their daily voyage of tea plucking. Deftly picking two leaves and a bud with their weathered hands, these courageous women work into old age, their bodies growing wiry and strong even as their hair whitens.
Here, two #tea pluckers, dressed in their typical flamboyantly coloured clothes, pick some of the world’s best tea. In the background, the picturesque St Clair’s Falls roars behind them and the vibrantly green beauty of Mother Lanka shines with pride for her daughters who pluck tea. These women are strong, industrious, beautiful – and form the very backbone of the Ceylon Tea industry.
If you wish to experience plucking tea yourself or meeting the wonderful people who produce your cup of golden Ceylon tea, visit https://www.hbdasia.com/tours/tea-stays/tea-with-a-twist.html for a truly unforgettable and unique holiday.
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