Tea plantation in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Tea plantation in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

E768/0125 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.1MB

Downloadable file size: 3.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Tea plantation. The tea plant (Camellia sinensis) is a small, evergreen tree native to Burma and Assam. When cultivated, the plant is continuously pruned to keep it small and to encourage new growth. Only the shoot tips with the first two leaves are picked. These are allowed to wither, then rolled to release aromatic oils, fermented, and finally dried. The bitter taste comes from the compound tannin, produced by the plant as a defence against herbivores. The alkaloid caffeine gives tea its stimulating effect. Tea was known in China as early as 2737 BC and became fashionable in Europe following its introduction in 1610. Photographed in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: agriculture, farming, land use, malaysia, tea plantation, traditional

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.