Ethnic Dong women work at a tea leaf processing factory in Liping county, Guizhou province on Friday. According to local media, Liping county’s tea plantations attracted more than 60,000 women workers from nearby villages this spring and each tea picker earns around 100 yuan ($16.10) per diem
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A geisha prepares green tea during the annual Baikasai, the Plum Blossom Festival, at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto, Japan. The festival commemorates enshrined Michizane Sugawara, a politician and plum blossom aficionado of the Heian period, who died in the year 903
Sultan Hamengkubuwono X’s daughter Gusti Ratu Kanjeng Hayu (left) and KPH Notonegoro drink tea during the Dahar Klimah ceremony in Bangsal Kesatriyan at Kraton Palace, as part of their royal wedding in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The celebrations continue until 23 October with a wedding parade that includes 12 royal horse-drawn carriages, which will be streamed live on the internet.
Tea pickers shield themselves from rain as they walk past a field of tea shrubs, at a garden near Binnaguri in the north eastern Indian state of Assam.