The Life of a Tea Plucker

  • 13 Sep 2007 14:47:03 GMT

    HI Lalith

    [This subject is close to home.]

    me too, my dad was a planter, i like hanging out with the ladies when I was young, it`s not easy to pluck the leaves, they work long hours, their worn hands reveal the hard life.


  • 13 Sep 2007 14:49:31 GMT


    So he was the Periya Dore?

    Can you name the Estate.

  • 13 Sep 2007 14:50:58 GMT

    BTW, Demodara was the Largest Tea estate at that time.

  • 13 Sep 2007 14:51:45 GMT


    [The Life of a Tea Plucker ]

    I know it is not so nice ..., I worked there in Ginigathhena, and had many patients from tea estates.

  • 13 Sep 2007 14:58:09 GMT

    Nice one GG...just wondering how much their wage is for this much hard working :(

  • 13 Sep 2007 15:04:40 GMT

    Need to eat something, will catch you later.


  • 13 Sep 2007 15:15:08 GMT


    [Periya Dore]

    LoL..Hapugastenna, famous for Orange Pkoe (my favorite), Demodara is very sophiticated and they grow Organic Tea, one of the largest estates. My Dad is retired. I have not been up since then. I know things have changed around there unlike those days.


    Very low salary dear :(( Dunno exactly how much!


    catch you later!


  • 13 Sep 2007 15:38:44 GMT


    In fact coincidently these days the government is talking on increasing these labourers wages.

    Btw, I don`t take any other tea than Ceylon tea when I have tea with milk. But I do take Chinese herbal tea too. WHich is good for the digestive system and plenty of anti-Oxdidents.

  • 13 Sep 2007 16:00:20 GMT

    [increasing these labourers wages]

    that`s good to hear, ! I think since JRJ (not you :))) up country has been progressing slowly!

    My favorite is Orange Pkoe, I get my stash from home still :)) but chinese and white tea (very rare) are good for health too.


  • 13 Sep 2007 16:04:39 GMT


    [Very low salary dear :(( Dunno exactly how much! ]

    I think its only barely enough to cover living expenses!!!