During the 19th century British planters traveled the world's remotest corners in search of perfect tea growing conditions. These burly adventurers fought off malaria, tigers and intense heat to establish the new plantations, many which are still used. Visiting their old gardens is an experience you never forget - the ordered rows of tea, brightly dressed pluckers and breathtaking biodiversity. Getting to these far-flung corners is a chore even in today's modern world. Imagining the trip back in the 1800's defies belief. A stiff upper lip was definitely required.