A film by Claude Lahr


The mysterious path of tea from its harvest into the cup. Seen through the eyes of merchants and specialists, we discover the international tea market, its production sites and traditional tea auctions. More than just a beverage, tea holds its own in the global economy. The English dominated the market in the 19th century, but today, tea is caught in a battle between huge industrial groups, forever reinventing new marketing and packaging strategies. But there will always be independent tea dealers, aficionados for whom tea quality and diversity are primordial.

Director Claude Lahr Les routes du thé
Writer Willy Perelsztejn
Original music Peter Crosbie
Producers Willy Perelsztejn
Gilles Le Mao
Director assistant Diane Perelsztejn

26 minutes – Beta Digital – Stereo – Colour

A coproduction of La Huit – Les Films de la Mémoire – ARTE France

With the participation of CNC

Silver Image : VIth Arts et Careers Festival of Pezenas, France – october 2001

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