The favorable climate in south India makes it a massive producer of many spices, as well as world-class tea leaves and coffee beans. While in Periyar, we took a spice and tea plantation tour to learn more about the things we eat and how they grow. The four-hour tour took us to an organic, eco-friendly spice plantation, a tea factory and a tea and peppercorn field where we could watch pickers in action.
How to properly steep black tea powder:
Place a teaspoon of black tea powder in a pitcher and add boiled water. Let it steep for 3 minutes, then strain and serve.
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That’s really interesting – thanks for sharing 🙂
Glad you enjoyed it!
What a cool tour! I had no idea bay leaves and cinnamon came from the same tree. I’m currently living on an organic farm in Hawaii and we have coffee plants and cardamom growing on the property, but I don’t know which kinds.
We didn’t know that either. I was shocked when the guide told us that. That’s pretty cool that you’ll be able to roast your own coffee beans! Cardamom tea is really popular in south India. You might want to try adding some to tea. It’s tasty!
Rene Arrowsmith says
This was a great tour. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
Our pleasure. We’re glad you enjoyed the photos 🙂
Who knew that peppercorns grow as a vine up trees? I didn’t, interesting! 🙂
Me neither! It’s such a cool thing to see in person, especially the different colors growing up the same vine. I’d love to have one in my future yard!