tea from assam
“Tea from Assam”, written by Arup Kumar Dutta is an informative story. The story revolves around the tea garden of Assam.
Pranjol, a youngster from Assam, is Rajvir’s classmate in school in Delhi. Pranjol’s father is the manager of a tea garden in Upper Assam and Pranjol has invited Rajvir to visit his home during the summer vacation. Rajvir visits Assam in a train with Pranjol and he keeps taking pleasures of the scenery. They arrive at Mariani junction and then at the tea garden of Pranjol’s father.
Almost 8 carore cups of tea are drunk every day in the whole world.
About the origin of the tea it is said that a Buddhist monk while meditating felt sleepy. To avoid it he cut his eye lids and threw them. Few sapling sprouted out of them. It is said they were tea leaves that banished sleep after boiling and drinking it.
The other under current story lies like this that a king in China was in habit of drinking water after boiling it. Few twigs fell into his boiling water. After drinking it, his sleep went off. They called it tea. Tea was first drunk in China as far back as 2700 BC. Chai & chini words have their origin in China.
Tea from Assam is supposed to be the best kind of tea in the whole world. The best yield comes from May to July every year.
short questions & answers
Q1. Describe the scenery outside the train. Where were Pranjol and Rajvir going by train?
A: There were green, green forests everywhere. Rajvir had never seen such greenery before. He was going to Assam with his friend. Soon the soft green paddy fields gave way to tea bushes. Both of them were going to Assam. Pranjol’s father Mr. Barua was the manager of a tea garden in Upper Assam.
Q2. What did they see on both side of the gravel-road?
A: While travelling they saw tea bushes. On both sides they saw acres of tea bushes. They were all neatly pruned to the same height. Groups of tea-pluckers had bamboo-baskets on their back.
Q3. Why was Pranjol’s father was surprised?
A: Pranjol’s father was surprised when Rajvir showed how much he knew about tea by saying that it was the second flush or sprouting period and that it lasted from May to July and yielded the best tea
Q4. At which station did the boys stop and who received them?
A: The boy got down at Mariani junction.
Q5. What are the two Legends about Tea?
A: Chinese legend :-
A Chinese emperor always boiled water before drinking it. One day a few leaves of branches burning under the pot fell into the water. It gave a delicious flavour. These were tea leaves.
Bodhidharma, a Buddhist monk cut off his eyelids because he felt sleepy during meditations. Ten tea plants grew out of his eyelids. These leaves when put in hot water and drunk, banished sleep.
text book questions and answers
Q1. Look at these words : upkeep, downpour, undergo, dropout, walk-in. They are built-up from a verb and an adverb or a particle.
Use these words appropriately on the sentences below. You may consult a dictionary.
1. A heavy downpour has been forecast due to low pressure in the Bay of Bengal.
2. Rakesh will undergo major surgery tomorrow morning.
3. My brother is responsible for the upkeep of our family property.
4. The dropout rate for this accountancy course is very high.
5. She went to the Enterprise Company to attend a walk-in interview.
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