Video: Sri Lankan Tea Picking

Tea picking video

Shooting video about tea

We’re in Sri Lanka’s mountainous Central Highlands, helping poor villages for the week.

Much of the world’s best tea is grown right here. And most of the villagers here are employed by the tea industry. Tea picking, and tea processing, is their life.

That’s certainly true for most of the adults in our village of 2,200 people that we’ve committed to, Nallathaniya.

Watch them in their beautiful, yet poor, occupation (video by Julian Gilliam).

Sri Lankan Tea Picking from Pangeo Coffee on Vimeo.

Written by Jeff Power

Jeff is the founder of Pangeo Coffee. He's been dedicated to full-time humanitarian development with poor villages in Africa, Asia and the Middle East since 2007. Follow Jeff's travels and work on his personal blog:, and on twitter at @jeffpower.