Cha in Bengali means 'Tea'. So in retrospect, when starbucks calls something Chai Tea, its redundant; also a little silly, trying to make tea sound exotic (by repeating it?). Anyway, this is from a trip to Sri-mongol, one of the largest tea growing areas in South East Asia. I have memories of trips to tea gardens when I was younger - the tea plantations were like a maze for me, my height barely reaching the top of the plants. We would run around the gardens the whole day, and every time it would be a new path. Now, I tower over the plants, and they seem like dwarf-like next to me - not that I am very tall.... similar to the trees that are planted all over the tea garden. The trees are actually there to shade the tea plants, because the sun in the summer in Bangladesh gets 'really' hot, and tea plants being sensitive gets some protection from the heat and other elements. The thing to note is that the large itself is a tea-tree, also, just allowed to grow without any hinderance. The only reason the tea plantations are small is because they are easy to cultivate.
A lot of photographers make fun of cliche of a picture like this - (lone trees and such). Yes, its not original, but I have another post on why thats ok. As stated on the other post, its still an original for me, and more than that, its a memory frozen in time.