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The Tea Darlings of Darjeeling

"Sometimes singing and dancing, the women tea-pluckers chatter all day."

Juliana Post goes through the long and hard day in the life of a Darjeeling tea leaf-plucker.

As we see in "The Tea Darlings of Darjeeling" from PKN Garrison Vol. 6, most of these plantation workers are women who receive approximately $1.50 for a day's work. Yet, as Juliana points out, the women chatter happily with each other throughout the day.