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Workers pick tea at the Surma Tea Estate in Sylhet, which at over 8,000 acres is one of the largest plantations in Bangladesh. The workers are employed six days a week, from 9.30 am to 5 pm. A week's work earns them around 210 taka (3 USD). Tea is a major industry in Bangladesh, and the plantation workers in Sylhet are made up mostly of the indegenous group called the Santals. Plucking is a specialised skill. Two leaves and a bud need to be plucked in order to get the best taste and profitability.