A Day In A Life Of Tea Workers.
As one of the world’s most popular beverages (reportedly second only to water), the production of tea is immensely important. But the living conditions of many tea-plantation workers in India — the world’s second largest producer of the drink — are not given nearly as much importance.
Workers who pluck tea leaves begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 4 or 4.30 p.m. Supervisors shout at anyone who takes even a single minute’s break during work hours, and management demands that each worker reach their harvest target of 18-20 kilograms of tea leaves per day.