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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ooty trip: At Tea factory

Did you know how they make tea dust from fresh tea leaves?
We didn't know, so girl was super excited to explore and learn during our Ooty trip.



There are some good sides for every cup of tea you sip in.. :) 

Beautiful view from the factory...

So, here is the origin of Tea... Originated from China, later introduced in India by British in an attempt to break China's monopoly in the export and eventually began exporting to Britan. India, now is one of the largest tea producers in the world. 



Nilgiri mountain railways- introduced by British for easy transport of tea from Nilgiris, still running between Ooty and Metupalayam. We had an awesome drive over this railway route, on one of the rarest steam engines in the world.


The process of making tea dust was demonstrated here. Girl was curiously listening to it. She even taught the same to her cousins.





Curious girl - an avid observer!

Ooty Tea factory

Here comes the machineries...







The tea dust is finally packed and ready for sale.



Grabbing some homemade chocolates...




25 comments:

  1. wow that looks like a great place to visit. the views are AMAZING too! #LetKidsbeKids

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    1. Thank You... :) Looking forward to read more from you too. I love that you've got a multicultural family. That's something I am always fascinated about.. ;)

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  2. Wow, this looks so interesting, and quite a different trip to take. Thanks for sharing x

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    1. Of course it was kinda of different experience, Jocelyn. Thank you!

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  3. That looks so interesting. My son would be fascinated. Such an amazing view from there too.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. Thank You Karen. Love this linky, as always!

      xxx

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  4. What an amazing place to visit! So interesting :)

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  5. Wow I bet this was fascinating, and incredible views! xx #thethemegame

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    1. You're right Caroline. Thank You! Hope you're enjoying your final days of pregnancy. Have great time.. :) xxx

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  6. It's interesting the kind of dirty secret about tea., but we can't change history.
    It looks like Liya had a great time...your photos are amazing too.

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    1. You said it Salma! There are positives and negatives we derive from the lessons from history. We can't change it.. :)

      Yes, we had great time. Hope things are going great there. Will write to you soon. IA

      xoxo

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  7. This looks like a lovely place to visit, lovely photo's x

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    1. It was indeed a different experience. Thank You!

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  8. Wow, both amazing and quite beautiful. #TheThemeGame

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  9. I loved reading this, really interesting and in a strange way reminds me of learning about the china clay mines in Cornwall here and how that was excavated and led by train to be dried and exported. These basic industries have so much history. I love all your photos. Thank you for sharing the tea production with me on Country Kids.

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    1. That sounds interesting Fiona. Yes, every industry has a weird or strange beginning. That's why I love to learn from history.. :)

      Thank you for the linky!

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  10. Great pictures! Love the first one's curvy lines.

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  11. I bet the tea factory smelt wonderful!

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  12. That looks interesting, I bet it smelt lovely in there. #letkidsbekids

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  13. Awww what an educational tour. I suddenly remembered my school tours! Thanks for sharing this. I learned so much too! #TheThemeGame

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  14. Really interesting post - I didn't know India was not an indigenous producer of tea before the British Empire! #LetKidsbeKids

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  15. I see you learnt many things during this trip and it looks like Liya was very interested by the visit.
    Love your photos Nishana.
    Stay well.

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  16. Love the 12th photo. The innocence and curiosity is so evident in her face, I love it. Looks like it was an awesome trip!

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