This shelter is where the pluckers gather

18 October 2011
This shelter is where the pluckers gather

When it is time to take a break, the pluckers in Darjeeling gather in the shade to drink tea or eat their meals. We would all love to be able to have lunch every day in such a peaceful setting…
These shelters are also where the pluckers take the leaves to be collected and weighed. Once gathered together, the leaves are loaded onto a trailer and a tractor promptly tows them away to the factory for processing.

You like this post?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Similar articles

Pluckers checking the quality of their work

15 November 2011

At the end of every morning and afternoon during the harvest, the women gather to get their leaves weighed. It’s an opportunity to relax, and everyone talks, unless they want…

Share on Facebook. Tweet this!

Tea leaves under a shelter

29 April 2016

From the time the tea leaves are harvested to the moment they reach the factory for processing, they must not be allowed to start fermenting, as this could spoil the…

Share on Facebook. Tweet this!

Tea pluckers looking like queens

13 September 2011

In Assam, as soon as harvesting is finished, the pluckers assemble, men on one side, women on the other, and they set off with their precious baskets to the place…

Share on Facebook. Tweet this!

Tea pluckers gathering to get their bags weighed

23 September 2011

In the middle of the day, as soon as the plucking is finished, the workers gather to get their bags weighed. Here, at Dufflating (Assam), everyone waits in turn and…

Share on Facebook. Tweet this!