India

West Bengal - Darjeeling

In the Himalayan foothills the valley slopes are carpeted with tea bushes. The Glenburn Tea Estate, established by Scottish tea planters in 1860, covers an area of 1600 acres. Production is largely dependent on female labourers who harvest the tea four times a year. The first two leaves and bud are 'plucked' picked. The First Flush,Second Flush,Monsoon Flush and Autumnal Flush. These photographs were taken in 2015 at Glenburn during the First Flush harvest.

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