I Love Tea Plantations

Arriving in the hill country of Sri Lanka by slow train, with layers of lush greenery and the organized stripes of tea bushes winding steeply and improbably uphill, I started making a mental list of all of the people I know who would love it here. The list is rather simple: everyone. 

Tea plantations do not disappoint. The tea bush is the rare upstart that improves upon the already spectacular landscape. The hills swoop and swirl in a way that is both calming and exhilarating. It’s the geometric lines. It’s the shiny leaf that seems to glow from within, rain or shine.

Look, I’m not even a big fan of drinking tea. I’m that odd person who stays at a beautiful tea plantation hotel and orders coffee. So if you also enjoy drinking tea, there is no reason why you should hesitate another moment.

Here is the bottom line. I will plan your trip. In some cases I’ve already started. (I’m looking at you, mom.)  I will help in any way I can.

Go to India. Go to Malaysia. Go to Sri Lanka. But do not leave this Earth without seeing a proper tea plantation.

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