Victoria Wood: Nice Cup of Tea
Comedy legend Victoria Wood travels the globe to explore Britain’s love affair with tea in a two part special on the little plant that changed the world. From the back streets of Kolkata to the mega city of Shanghai Victoria reveals how the cozy cuppa united east and west, triggered wars and helped us win them. Along the way she peeks into a fascinating world of chai wallahs, opium smokers, Assam tea pickers and grumpy elephants, and asks, how did this strange exotic leaf become such an important part of British life? With contributions from entertainer Graham Norton, Dr. Who – actor Matt Smith; Mancunian crooner Morrissey and the PG Tips Chimps.
Originally broadcast on BBC One, Wednesday 10 April 2013.
It’s fascinating to observe both the art and science of tea from its cultivation to its consumption – Time Out
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