The tea harvest in the south of Sri Lanka

Posted in Country : Sri Lanka by François-Xavier Delmas | Tags : ,

Sometimes the people who harvest tea don’t have the necessary equipment to process the leaves. In this case, they sell their crop to another farmer who is able to process it.
This is what happens in the south of Sri Lanka, where each tea factory dispatches vehicles to collect bags from small producers.

3 Comments by “The tea harvest in the south of Sri Lanka”

  • Which part of the production process walks away with the most to gain? The one growing the plant or the one selling it?

  • You share very good information Interesting, clear and precise. Well put François-Xavier.

  • @ Tom Difficult to say. The one growing the plant has other revenues (from agriculture or else) and is free to contract with one or another selling company. So it is a fai deal. Also the grower has no investment to support while the one proceesing the leaves in his factory has to face huge investments which make comparaison more difficult.

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François-Xavier Delmas is a passionate globetrotter. He’s been touring the world’s tea plantations for more than 20 years in search of the finest teas. As the founder of Le Palais des Thés, he believes that travelling is all about discovering world cultures. From Darjeeling to Shizuoka, from Taiwan to the Golden Triangle, he invites you to follow his trips as well as share his experiences and emotions.

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