TEA PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION

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Some of these clips are taken from a production for Channel Four Television by Windfall Films. The series producer and director was David Dugan and the assistant producer was Carlo Massarella. Others are from the private collection of Alan Macfarlane and Sarah Harrison.

Personal thoughts about tea

Growing and picking tea

Factory production of tea (1)

Factory production of tea (2)
Tasting tea in Calcutta

Selling tea in Calcutta

Selling tea in Beijing

Making tea in Beijing

A tea house in Kyoto

Tea ceremony in Japan

Tea leaves unfurling in water

The tea mystery explored
Conditions on the Assam tea plantations

Contrasts in Assamese tea

The role of the native Assamese

Growing awareness of injustice