Harvest Time: Picking Tea in Kenya, Japan, and India

Harvest Time: Picking Tea in Kenya, Japan, and India

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Faith Durand
Oct 20, 2008

What does harvest look like? In our part of the world it looks like fields of dried cornstalks, trees full of scarlet apples, and pumpkin patches. In other parts of the world, harvest time may look very different. Here's a glimpse of tea harvest (and tea harvesters)...

• Above: Tea harvest in Munnar, India, by Flickr member yaatra, licensed for use under Creative Commons.

• Two girls harvesting tea in Kenya, by Flickr member franz88, licensed for use under Creative Commons.

• A vintage photograph, hand-tinted, of Japanese tea-pickers in the early part of the 20th century. By Flickr member Okinawa Soba licensed for use under Creative Commons.

• Farmers harvesting chrysanthemums for tea in Taiwan, by Flickr member Superman! licensed for use under Creative Commons.

• Sorting harvested tea in Sri Lanka, by Flickr member World Resource Institute licensed for use under Creative Commons.

• A machine tea harvester , by Flickr member zgware licensed for use under Creative Commons.

Related: October is Harvest Month at The Kitchn

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