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Image of Asia: Picking Tea Leaves in Nepal’s Hills


In this photo by Niranjan Shrestha, women pick tea leaves at the Kanyam tea estate in the Himalayan hills of eastern Nepal. The tea-growing Illam district neighbors India’s famed Darjeeling region and also has many tea gardens and estates, with Kanyam being one of the largest and most productive. The leaves they pick are then taken to the Kanyam Tea Factory nearby to make hand-processed or machine-rolled orthodox tea. Most of the tea pickers here are paid $2 for an 8-hour workday. Though Nepal is a nation of tea drinkers, most of the orthodox tea it produces is too expensive for local consumption and instead is exported, especially to Europe and the United States. (AP)

:: In this Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 photo, Nepalese women pick tea at a tea garden of Kanyam in Illam district, around 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Katmandu, Nepal. Illam is a hilly district of tea gardens and estates in eastern Nepal’s Himalayan region with one of its largest and most productive tea estate being Kanyam estates. The district produces orthodox tea, hand-processed or machine rolled, which is generally exported to international markets, specially Europe and the United States. Most of the tea pickers here are paid 186 Nepalese Rupees (US $ 2) for 8 hours of work everyday. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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