Harvesting Tea In Northern Thailand

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An Akha Hilltribe woman smiles as she picks Oolong tea leaves during... News PhotoAdult,Chiang Rai Province,Cultures,Farm,Harvesting,Hill,Horizontal,Human Interest,Oolong Tea,Outdoors,Smiling,Thailand,WomenPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesCHIANG RAI THAILAND - NOVEMBER 11: An Akha Hilltribe woman smiles as she picks Oolong #17 tea leaves during a harvest at the Suwirun Tea farm in the hills outside of Chaing Rai November 11, 2012 in Chiang Rai, Thailand. There are around 40 Akha hill tribe workers and 120 Burmese making 300 Bhat a day working on the family run Suwirun Organic tea farm. The farm has been in business around 38 years. The Tea is harvested every 45 days; collecting about 1.5 tons on average per harvest. On special occasions the Akha wear their traditional dress while picking tea. These days it is most commonly worn for tour groups and ceremonies. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)