Sri-Lanka

Hatton Tea Plantation

In 1867 Scotsman James Taylor started Sri Lanka's first tea estate marking the birth of Ceylon's tea industry. Six years later the first shipment arrived in London for trade.

Row after row of neatly laid out tea bushes facing the lakes. Dotted amoungst them, colourfully dressed women carefully picking out the tender green shoots from the tea bushes.
Tea pickers at work - 2017

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