Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Meaning of Tea: The Movie

This post is the start of a series on The Meaning of Tea. One of my favorite things about tea is how each culture celebrates it in a different way. Love of the leaf ties us all together and that is what this film is all about. Through interviews with tea people from all over the world director Scott Chamblerin Hoyt  journeys to India, Japan, Taiwan, Morocco, England, France, Ireland, and Tea, South Dakota.

The people featured are from many different walks of life. It is easy to see the passion they all have for life and tea. I always enjoy watching interviews with James Norwood Pratt. I could listen to him pontificate about tea for hours. Not only is this documentary informative but it is visually stunning. I also love that fact that it isn’t just about tea, it is about taking the time to slow down. That is something tea definitely helps us accomplish.