Glimpses of India Part III. Tea from Assam- Value Points of the Story

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Chapter-7 Glimpses of India

Part III. Tea from Assam

 By Arup Kumar Datta

Value Points of the Story

  1. Tea is really a very popular beverage in India.
  2. You can bear the vendor shouting “chai-garam-garam chai” at every railway station.
  3. More than eighty crores of cups of tea are drunk every day throughout the world.
  4. It was green, green everywhere and Rajvir had never seen so much greenery before.
  5. The landscape changed and tea bushes took the place of green paddy fields.
  6. A sea of tea-bushes stretched as far as the eyes could go.
  7. Assam has the largest concentration of plantations in the world.
  8. No one really knows who discovered tea.
  9. One Chinese legend says that a few leaves of the twigs burning under the pot fell into the boiling water.
  10. The leaves gave it a delicious flavour. They were tea leaves.
  11. Words like Thai’ and thine are from the Chinese language.
  12. According to an Indian legend, an ancient Buddhist ascetic cut off his eyelids because he felt sleepy during meditation.
  13. Ten tea plants grew out of his eyelids.
  14. Rajvir saw acre upon acre of tea bushes and nearly all of them were neatly pruned to the same height.
  15. Groups of tea-pluckers with bamboo baskets on their backs were plucking newly sprouted leaves.
  16. A tractor was pulling a trailer-load of leaves.
  17. Rajvir asked Pranjol’s father if it was the second-flush or sprouting period.
  18. The sprouting periods lasts from May to July and this period yields the best tea.

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