A sea of tea - in the hills in Southern India
|The first of the great tea plantations in Munnar - Harrisons, which has 1500 acres of tea growing today|
|Smiling tea picker in Munnar carrying her pickings on her head and on the way to the weighing station|
|A sea of tea in Munnar|
|Tea picker at work in Munnar|
|The plant that provides tea is the same family as the camellia that so many of us grow in our gardens|
There are five major tea growing areas in India - Assam, Darjeeling, Munnar, the Nilgiri Hills and Wyannad. I am currently in Munnar, high in the hills in southern India, touring the tea plantations. More to come on that later! But there have also been some unusual surprises here, like the small nursery I found on the side of the road, selling strawberry plants .....