Your Next Cup of Tea Could Be Supporting Child Slavery

September 10, 2015 Updated: September 10, 2015

Tea, the beverage that can bring a moment’s peace in an otherwise stressful day—and for folks in the U.K., drinking a cuppa is a national pastime. But for many of the workers who pick tea leaves in Assam, a region in the northeast of India, harvesting the plants has become a nightmare.

As seen in the video above from BBC News, at Doomur Dullung, one of the region’s enormous plantations, which grows tea for major brands such as Lipton, PG Tips, Tetley, and Twinings, living and working conditions are horrific.

This article was originally published on www.takepart.com, Sep 8, 2015. Read the complete article here.