Updated: Jun 13
Tea Plucking requires great dexterity. It is no wonder then, that womenfolk excel at this fine art.
The best leaf pluckers pick the stalk that has two leaves and a bud. This is the buzzword in the industry. The freshest leaves are found in such stalks.
Two leaves and a bud is the industry buzzword, where the best of leaf quality comes from this stalk - something that an experienced plucker understands.
In the Nilgiris, the colours of tea leaves vary slightly, according to the elevation. The truly green leaf is found in higher elevations and is rich in flavour and all the facets of health in a tea cup, like the anti-oxidants found in great measure in this popular beverage.