Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tea-pluckers, Haputhale, Sri Lanka.

The plucked 'leaves and bud' from a tea plant.
The Haputhale valley below with cultivated tea bushes.
Gathering the plucked leaves.
Weighing the plucked leaves.
Tea was the main foreign exchange earner of Sri Lanka till recent times. The tea-pluckers form the backbone of the tea industry. These pictures show a point where the plucked green leaves are weighed.