woman picking tea leaves in tea plantation (india)

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woman picking tea leaves in tea plantation (india)

Woman harvesting tea leaves in a tea plantation (India)

The women have a stick that they use to measure the height of the tea bushes.­ Only leaves and buds that are above the height of the stick can be picked-up.­

They put the harvested tea leaves in a bag on their back, that they hold with straps over their head.­

agriculture
farming
tea harvesting
tea leaves
tea plantation
tea plucking
west bengal
women
working
March 23, 2013
National Highway 31, Paschim Madati, West Bengal 734426, India
India 2013 1558 photos

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­