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... Pot Noodle. But since Khan's Cooking Class in Varkala clearly I'm some manner of culinary genius, so today I purchased a packet of... wait for it... garam masala!
I kinda feel a bit grown up.
I only got that one because everyone keeps telling me that you have to mix it yourself in the UK and that's just a step too far for someone who only recently adjusted their definition of cooking ...
... and our guide filled us in on some of the more interesting tea facts. But what peaked my interest was the men scraping lichen off the rocks poking out of the tea fields. Apparently lichen is a sought after cooking additive – making its way into staples such as masala sauce. I can't imagine it's worth the effort, and the slow rate of growth means this fad is going to end fairly soon as the rocks are scraped clean.
Eventually, nearing 1pm, ...
... machine. He will sew your linen into a glorified pillow case. Do not attempt to approach the tailor-tailor-tailor-tailor as you are not fit to witness his immaculate holiness. Dismiss all rumours of the tailor-tailor-tailor-tailor-tailor. These are the idle speculations of conspiracy theorists and only good for scaring children.
11. Receive the finished product.
The tailor-tailor-tailor will return shortly from the tailor-tailor-tailor-tailor with the mostly ...
... that is 20kg of leaves! If they do not meet their 20kg target, they do not get paid the full amount. We received mixed messages about the health and safety for tea pickers. The company is supposed to provide protective clothing - sun hat, gloves, shoes, stockings and an apron (or something for the body area). Tea pickers often do not wear all of these items. There was a discrepancy whether the company actually even provide these, whether they only provide ...
... day to take a full day tour of the tea plantations.
The tour started at 8:30am, and went to numerous plantations, all in an amazing mountain setting. The tea trees are planted in such a way that the whole area looks like it is made up of green mosaic tiles. Unfortunately the pictures will not do it justice. We toured the tea factory, which started off with a video regarding the origins of tea growing in India. It surprised us when it ...