Here you can see an indvidual tea plant, hanging on to a steep ledge. Top quality tea plants, like this one, don't produce any good leaves for at least five years, but they can live for up to one hundred and fifty years. Later, near Ooty, a guide pointed out faster growing varieties that can produce in two but die after sixty and produce lower-grade tea; they look more spindly and do not have lichens growing on them, like this one does.
PhotographerJoe Morris
Exposure0.006 s (1/160)
Focal Length4.5mm
Flash UsedNo


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