A few days ago I went to a tea factory in Sri Lanka, about 90 minutes outside of Colombo, to get an up close and personal look at what it takes to make the delicious beverage.  As the world’s fourth largest producer, bringing in more than $700 million, Sri Lanka is serious about its tea.

WINDING ROAD TO TEA TEA PLANTATION TEA PLUCKING RELION OUTSIDE THE FACTORY RAYIGAM TEA FACTORY COOLING FANS

TEA FACTORY TEA FACTORY 2 TEA LEAVES SHOVELING SMILE BREAK BAREFOOT OVER THE BUCKETS SO MUCH TEA! COLORFUL BAGS AND BUCKETS PAUSING FOR A SHOT TEA DISPENSING WEIGHING COLORFUL TEA FEEDING THE LEAVES BLOWING ROOM DRINK OF KINGS TASTING ROOM HOUSE AT THE PLANTATION CANONBALL TREE FLOWER GOLDEN FLOWERS TUK TUK TO TEA

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