Kerala's Tea estates have eaten up large areas of the forest in the western ghats in the state. Around the hill station of Munnar, you drive for miles and miles in any direction and you are guaranteed to be surrounded with tea plantations. You will be amazed at the amount of labour that has gone into building these plantations(and also into destroying the forest). At some point we got so sick of seeing these tea plantations that we coined the term 'tea sickness'. But Google tells me the word has already been used!
But I have to admit that neatly trimmed tea plants spread like a lawn all over the hills does look beautiful.