The Ginger Factory

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Patty Melamed

Dec. 2009, a day to myself in Cochin, away from the group I had traveled India with (a 2 week adventurous journey: Delhi, Agra, Bombay, Kerala & Goa). I took the Fort Kochi Ferry to explore Mattancheri & Fort Cochin. Later in the afternoon, I first smelled the aroma, then saw the old sign with white letting:'Up Stair Ginger Tea 400 Years More Old Room" and listing all they sold. Peering in it was so bright - premium white mounds of raw ginger, white powder in the air, lemony smells; very ritualistic in their work yet so peaceful, mesmorizing. Then I went upstairs to buy some tea & ginger.

Location: Cochin, Kerala, India


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