Tea in the Movies: “Gosford Park”

The portrayal of tea consumption in the movies varies widely. It ranges from a mere afterthought stuck in by a script writer to get the actors through a scene that isn’t working to a commentary on society or morality or some other supposedly lofty idea. The big tea scene in Gosford Park, a Robert Altman …

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Tea in the Movies: “All That Heaven Allows”

Time to look at another movie where a tea reference pops up — actually, it was a teapot, a Wedgwood teapot to be precise. The movie this time around was All That Heaven Allows (1955) with Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson. I’ve seen it a time or two before but hadn’t noticed the teapot or …

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Tea in the Movies — “Séance on a Wet Afternoon”

Confession time: I don’t always “watch” movies. Often, they are background while I write, which means I glance at them now and then but usually just listen peripherally while my mind is busy thinking of clever things to say about tea. The “background” movie I had on the other day was Séance on a Wet …

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Tea in the Movies — “If Winter Comes”

Another great tea moment popped up in a movie I was watching a little while ago. Maybe as I have evolved into a more involved tea drinker, I am just noticing these things more. Whatever the case, I sat up and took notice of the tea moment in “If Winter Comes.” This is another of …

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Tea in the Movies — “Act One”

Time to see how tea plays a role in another movie. This one is called “Act One,” based on the autobiography of playwright Moss Hart who gained fame on Broadway. The movie is interesting for seeing the dedication and effort that art takes but also for how the term “tea party” is being used. Young …

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Tea in the Movies — “The Verdict”

Nothing is better than cozying up on the sofa, a fresh pot of tea ready and at hand and piping hot scones nearby, and watching an old movie. Of course, seeing an interesting tea-related incident in that movie can add the perfect touch to that moment. Hubby and I were all settled in and enjoying …

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Tea in the Movies — “Three Strangers”

Being a bit of a movie buff, I tend to watch those black and white classics, and recently caught a very interesting tea connection in one of them. The movie Three Strangers had a rather oblique reference to something that lovers of fine teas would recognize quite readily. The basic plot: A woman lures two …

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Tea in the Movies — “Around the World in 80 Days”

Tea in the movies is a real requirement when any of the characters are British. At least, that’s how it seems. So, tea being portrayed as an essential ingredient in a civilized life comes as no surprise in a movie adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic novel Around the World in 80 Days. My favorite version …

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Tea in the Movies — “Amadeus”

Hollywood (translation: people who make movies with the primary intention of earning big bucks) tends to portray tea in a less than favorable light. A good example is from the award-winning (but not for tea) movie “Amadeus.” First, this movie is pure drama with a pinch of reality thrown in here and there. There really …

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Tea Movie Review: All in This Tea

If you’ve crossed the line from casual tea drinker to connoisseur then you’ll understand that there's something about a truly great tea that can inspire equally great passions. At times, these passions may become so consuming that they seem to border on obsession. If you’re looking for proof of this idea look no further than …

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