In the enchanting month of October, a captivating spectacle unfolds in Okayti garden - the mesmerizing tradition of full moon tea plucking. As the silver orb gracefully ascends over the undulating hills, a delicate dance begins among the tea pluckers. With great care, they handpick only the tenderest tea leaves, believed to be infused with the mystical energy of the moon itself. This meticulous selection process yields a brew that transcends ordinary flavors, offering a truly divine experience.
During the night of the full moon, an extraordinary phenomenon takes place. It is believed that the succulent tea leaves draw in an abundance of flavonoids and nutrients, elevating their exquisite taste and enriching their essence. Such captivating mysteries of the universe are beyond our complete understanding, but we can revel in the joy of unravelling a few of its enigmas.
The harvest of these luscious leaves is nothing short of a vibrant celebration. Under the radiant glow of the full moon, tea pluckers adorned in their finest attire ignite fire torches, casting a warm glow upon the surroundings. To the rhythmic beats of the Maadal, their nimble feet glide across the earth, painting a vivid picture of jubilation and grace.