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The Island of Sri Lanka is one of the world's largest exporters of tea with its famous Ceylon tea.

Driving through the area around Nuwara Eliya is a guarantee for superb landscapes and interesting scenery of ladies harvesting tea leaves on the lush plantations that are scattered all around the hills.

The tea growth makes the area one of bright, fertile green and the sound (and sight) of a small waterfall is never too far away.

The women work very hard on the tea plantations picking tea leaves from morning till evening. They pick leaf per leaf and then drop them in the baskets or bags that they carry on their back (and that they attach to the head to keep their arms free). Once they have a full basket, they walk to the small truck in front of the plantation to empty it; to start all over again of course afterwards.

These plantations are supervised by a guardian (a man of course) who organizes the work and keeps the rhythm going. I must say that I found it quit difficult to watch these guardians' attitude as they are not always that kind to the workers.

Ever since my visit to this beautiful place I have looked different upon a cup of tea. Tea for two.

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