Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Highland Tea

 

A trip in the highlands of Malaysia is not complete until you have been to a tea plantation.

All different types of tea come from the one plant, it's just how that are processed that makes them different.

Black, white, green and flavoured.

The picking of the young leaves is no longer done by hand, they use a small machine.

However, the workers still have to climb up incredibly steep hills.

They get paid twenty Malaysian Ringet for one kilo of leaf and a good worker can collect up to three hundred kilo's a day.

They get free accommodation and utilities and usually work eight hour days, six days a week.

So next time you enjoy that cup of tea, think about the hard work it took to get it to you.

 

 

A view from the mossy forest into the next valley.
Enjoying a cake and a cuppa.

All the beautiful tea

 

 

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