Some of the world’s finest black tea grows on the slopes of the Western Ghats near Munnar in Kerala State.
Finding growing conditions in this area, some five to six thousand feet above sea level, ideal for the cultivation of their much coveted tea, the British began developing these gardens in the late nineteenth century.
The tea leaves (new growth) are plucked every two weeks, year round, mostly by women. Amazingly, tea plants can live for over one hundred years.
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Kings On the Road27 Mar 2014
Very nice. Elevation probably provides some respite from the heat.
Gigi Galore27 Mar 2014
Did someone say tea? Yes please! 🙂
anotherday2paradise30 Mar 2014
Fantastic shots, Ron. That job must require lots of patience.
catbirdinamerica30 Mar 2014
Another gorgeous set of postcards, Ron. I love the last photo of the women picking the tea leaves. I didn’t know they could live for over 100 years!