Friday, March 30, 2012

Weighing in the Tea

 Time to measure the day's work

When I was traveling in Darjeeling last fall, our tour group happened upon a very special scene.  We arrived at a weigh-in station at the right time of day.  This was a very fortunate happenstance! 

Once again, I fall in love with these women who pick our tea  The woman above inspires me!  Her face is lined with hard work and time, and yet is so beautiful.  Her body exudes strength and power.


Waiting for the scales


Today's picking


Getting the weight

Ready for the factory

6 comments:

relevanttealeaf said...

What a grand experience for you! And how blessed we are to have you share it with us.

La Tea Dah said...

Oh, I love this post! Very interesting to see the process.

Rosemary said...

Amazing pictures! They do tell the story.

Marilyn said...

What an amazing experience! I remember seeing the women in Taiwan bringing in their pick for the day and filling out a ledger, but didn't see them weighing it. Love that first lady too. They are beautiful!

amherstrose said...

It was certainly a day to remember!

Angela McRae said...

Love all the vibrant colors here, too! I have to tell you that the moment I read this post's title, "Weighing in the Tea," I started humming it to the tune of the old hymn "Bringing in the Sheaves." Not sure where that came from, ha!