Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tea on Tuesday

While walking the tea plantation where we stayed in Sri Lanka, we met up with these lovely ladies at the end of their work day.

This is where they gather after they've picked their tea leaves. A large hanging scale is used to weigh what they've brought in from the fields.

"The first tea bushes of commercial quantity were planted in Sri Lanka by James Taylor, at Loolecondera Estate in Lower Hewaheta in the Kandy district, in 1867. Since then, following the coffee blight in the mid 1800s, all of the coffee which was grown in the mid and high grown district has been replaced with tea." (forbesteaportal.com)

My favorite treat at the end of the day is a cup of tea and dark chocolate. This pairing is Green & Black's Organic Dark Chocolate and Ginger along with Celestial Seasonings Antioxidant Supplement Green Tea. No day is complete without a little treat.

Sending blessings your way for a bright and beautiful day. Tammy

22 comments:

Mariette said...

Dearest Tammy,

So you too love dark chocolate. Yes, it doesn't take much for going to heaven for a moment of bliss. We've walked between tea plants in India and Indonesia, high in the mountains. It is fascinating to see the beginnings of such a wonderful cup of tea... About the antioxidants that is so true. Tea is the second most used beverage after water and yet, more people ought to discover its values! My post of today I've made the photos right before having my cup of tea; daily ritual at our home.

Lots of love,

Mariette

A Vintage Chic said...

Such beautiful photos, Tammy! I think you're just a LITTLE bit taller than your new friends, my dear!

Thanks for sharing your special treat with us...hope your day will be wonderful, dear friend!

Julie

Anonymous said...

I love that your post took us back to Sri Lanka this morning. I feel like I learn so much by reading your blog. I have never put any thought into making tea, but honestly did not realize that the leaves are picked by hand. Incredible. I loved the pictures of fields filled with nothing but tea plants. Makes me want to be back in Honoeye right now looking at open fields...

Love ya,
Renee

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Tammy, what amazing pictures! I wanted to ask if you get Netflix over there...I saw a really good movie tonight...It was an automatic download and it's called "Arranged." I think you'd love it!
XO
Cindy

The English Romantic said...

Tea and dark chocolate, what a lovely treat at the end of the day. Earl grey for me please!

Heather said...

The hills are alive with tea; wonderful photos. Your treat sounds yummy; I'm looking forward to dark chocolate...one more week of phase 1 then I can have it (South Beach). Down 7 pounds! Yipee!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

You have been to so many interesting and beautiful places! Thanks for taking us along in your pocket :-) Have an amazing day!

rosarod said...

Hi Tammy, each day you visit, every post is fascinating, because everything that happens around you are everyday experiences that serve your readers and followers, even to learn from each issue presented to us. Today is not the ecepcion, Tea, coffee and your chocolate, beautiful country with so much to know, know, explore and admire. Thanks Tammmy, a hug, Rose Marie

Claus said...

Apparently, a piece of chocolate and a cup of tea is a very popular combo. You are the third person who likes the combination, which was unheard of for me. I love tea, and I love chocolate. I should try them together!! :o)
have a lovely day!

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

Oh thank you for sharing its always interesting to hear about and see pictures of another country. They look friendly and hard working.
best wishes Julie.C

p.s. I have a change to my web add- www.juliesknitandsewcorner.blogspot.com

dee dee said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful part of your would with us!
Dee Dee

Susan said...

Very interesting tour, Tammy. I'm sure those ladies who pick the tea leaves work long hours. God bless them. I drink lots of green tea, mixing it with raspberry and/or peach to kill the taste. ha! Susan

Linda said...

What great pictures...I know you had a wonderful trip. Yes...dark chocolate is great! And the green tea! I, like Susan, like a flavor in mine!!

Jan said...

You towered over those ladies Tammy! What a sweet photo....a treasure for sure. LOVE the one with the rolling field of tea. It's so striking!

Chocolate and tea....or just about anything is the perfect ending to the day. I hope YOUR day is a beautiful one, my friend!

Company leaves Sunday, so it'll be pretty quiet around here next week.

Hugs,
Jan

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Tammy! You live such a cool life! That tea sounds yummy!

Rizzi said...

Funny you say a hot cup of tea and dark chocolate....my daughter absolutely loves that combination. nice post,
it is so nice when you learn something new everyday...... thanks for sharing....rizzi

Linda said...

I love tea, I'm having a cup of Caramel-Vanilla right now.

Jewellery Bijou said...

Your blog is realy great!
hugs
Dorota
www.jewellerybijou.com

Phyllis said...

That hillside of tea bushes is beautiful.

Happy Mother's Day yesterday. What sweet gifts!

LDH said...

I really likes this post, Tammy and seeing the photos of the ladies working. I enjoy seeing pics and learning of far-away places!

Diane said...

Very interesting and different post Tammy. I think it must smell divine.

Serena said...

Tea and chocolate are definitely a lovely combo! I also love Green and Blacks (70%/80% cocoa) dark chocolate...organic and good for vegans!

Another wonderful post, Tammy! Great pics!

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