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07-07-2019, 10:54 AM   #11236
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
Love your landscapes, especially the first one with mist/fog.
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Field of Tea (DA 15 limited)



(This is a bit unusual for the US as most tea is grown elsewhere, but there is one place that grows tea just south of Charleston, SC).
Thanks for posting this shot of tea farming in the United States. I was real surprised to learn of this tea production in the U.S. because most of the production I have seen in the major tea-producing nations of Sri Lanka, India, and China is by tea plantations in high mountain areas. Low land tea is stronger without the delicate flavor nuances seemingly preferred by tea lovers. What I found in reading up on the South Carolina estate was quite interesting. They have carved out a unique marketing area by using their low-land tea to create the Bigelow brand of flavored teas. Of course, they may well use mountain-grown imported teas for some of their flavors, no way to know. In any event, I admire their specialty approach to tea growing and marketing here in the U.S.A. I will make a point of looking for the Bigelow brand in the supermarket on my next shopping trip. Here is a URL for other Forum members who might be interested: Buy Tea Online at Bigelow Tea Store - Bigelow Tea
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
Thanks for posting this shot of tea farming in the United States. I was real surprised to learn of this tea production in the U.S. because most of the production I have seen in the major tea-producing nations of Sri Lanka, India, and China is by tea plantations in high mountain areas. Low land tea is stronger without the delicate flavor nuances seemingly preferred by tea lovers. What I found in reading up on the South Carolina estate was quite interesting. They have carved out a unique marketing area by using their low-land tea to create the Bigelow brand of flavored teas. Of course, they may well use mountain-grown imported teas for some of their flavors, no way to know. In any event, I admire their specialty approach to tea growing and marketing here in the U.S.A. I will make a point of looking for the Bigelow brand in the supermarket on my next shopping trip. Here is a URL for other Forum members who might be interested: Buy Tea Online at Bigelow Tea Store - Bigelow Tea
It's definitely an interesting place to visit. With the ages of my kids, I'm probably not visiting Sri Lanka any time soon...

Cutting Tea (There's a machine out in the field -- it's easier to see in a photo I took with the FA 77 and K-1)



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It's definitely an interesting place to visit. With the ages of my kids, I'm probably not visiting Sri Lanka any time soon...

Cutting Tea (There's a machine out in the field -- it's easier to see in a photo I took with the FA 77 and K-1)



First Flush



More Tea

Thanks for additional photos -- and for expanding my education!

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+1 - fascinating. I also was unaware that tea was grown in the USA, and at essentially no altitude.
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Love the mother and child photo Taks, it really takes you to the scene where you are standing. Cropping out the left far rock makes it even better. Superb!
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Love the mother and child photo Taks, it really takes you to the scene where you are standing. Cropping out the left far rock makes it even better. Superb!
Thank you for the kind words and a great advise. I will try the crop
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