What’s the Secret to a Lasting Love?

Our first love story from the road: We came to Sri Lanka with every intention of filming a video about an organic, fair trade tea farmer. That is exactly what we were planning when we set foot on the small tea farm of Piyasena and his wife, Ariyawatha. What we didnt expect was to be so taken with the relationship between the two of them. What started as a farm story quickly turned into a story about love and dedication amongst the Ceylon tea fields.

Created by: The Perennial Plate
In Partnership with: Intrepid Travel
Filmed and edited by: Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine
Music: Lullatone
Cameras: 5d Mark iii w Canon 24-70, 70-200 2.8 L


The Perennial Plate is an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating. Chef and activist Daniel Klein and co-producer/camera girl Mirra Fine are traveling the world, exploring the wonders, complexities and stories behind the ever more connected global food system. Follow Daniel on Twitter, Mirra on Twitter and on The Perennial Plate website.


  1. Hi! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook group?
    There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content.
    Please let me know. Cheers

  2. Many American husbands could learn a lot from this man. What a lovely couple! The wife is happy because she feels valued. The husband is happy because he is respected,

  3. Arranged marriages are still common in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, what is uncommon is Husband contributing to house hold work. The pride and love in the eyes of both of them is clearly visible.

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