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Salty Tea

Salty Black Tea is Preferred

Everyday black tea is brewed in large batches and transported to the tea fields for the pluckers to drink. This happens 4-5 times a day as the pluckers prefer to get a refill every 2 hours. 

The interesting thing is that they will not drink Plain Black Tea - it has to have a Pinch of Salt. The Salt and Caffeine keeps them going and energized - it's a thing that has carried down since the British Rule. 

Black Tea being made for the plucker in Assam India

Black Tea Being Made in A Large Batch in Assam, India

 

Essentials for Assam Tea, being made for the plucker

Essentials for the Brew 

 

Plucker Filling Her Bottle Up Until the Next Tea Run

Plucker Filling Her Bottle Up Until the Next Tea Run