Here is a photo of a Darjeeling Tea garden worker at Arya Tea Estate. Arya Tea Estate is one of the most well renowned tea estates of Darjeeling producing pure and 100% organic Darjeeling Teas. Its line of jewels – Ruby, Topaz, Emerald and Diamond are worth trying which instigates a feeling of what a real Darjeeling Tea tastes like.
The photo above was taken sometime back when I visited Arya Tea Estate. A Darjeeling Tea garden itself can be seen as a huge entity with hundreds of employees each bearing a specific designation highest being the Superintendent who is responsible for looking after more than one tea garden, but in case of a single tea garden ownership, manager holds the highest position in the plantation. Likewise, there are various designations and the photo above is of a “Munsi” – A munsi is responsible for all the tea plucking inspection. Most of the munsi’s are males and his work is going out to the fields along with the women tea pluckers and inspect and direct proper tea pluckings in the area where the plucking is being done. He has to have a thorough knowledge which comes with experience and time. This particular munsi has been working at Arya Tea Estate for decades.
Hope you enjoy the photo!