Sunday, 31 January 2016

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 .....

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  1. So beautiful, Charlotte! Very nice pictures.

    Sigrun

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    1. Thank you Sigrun. More to come in next few days!

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  2. What wonderful photos.

    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful 2016 ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Always a pleasure Lorraine. And hope that you too have a wonderful year.

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  3. Nice to see you hare again. Sadly I'm allergic to tea which could be a big disadvantage on this kind of tour. Viewing the tea plantations via your photos is a safer option!

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    1. Thanks VP. Sorry you're allergic to tea, but it tastes wonderful when it's fresh and the scenery in the hills is stunning.

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  4. Great pictures of the tea fields in India, thank you for sharing.

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  5. What fabulous photos, Charlotte. The shade of green you've captured makes me feel like I'm in Ireland instead of snowy Quebec! I look forward to more photos of India.

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