Today’s post brings me back one year and a half ago to the scenic roads and stunning nature of India’s southwest, the state of Kerala. Apart from the more popular tourist destinations there (to follow soon), we had the amazing luck of stumbling along our road on an authentic tea plantation that was built sometime in the 1920es and has practically remained unchanged to this day! So, come join me in this calm and peaceful journey through time to see how generations after generations of Tamil people produce one of the world’s favorite hot beverages. I should of course emphasize that apart from the breathtaking views, working in a tea plantation is surely far from an easy job. I think the international companies still owning most of the plantations in India and Sri Lanka manage to exploit their workers to a level that would be completely unacceptable in other parts of the world. In the same time I could also very clearly see the beautiful simplicity and joy in the humble way of life of the people there despite the poor living conditions. Maybe some food for thought over your next cup of tea?