• Short Summary

    Lots of lovely tea pots at the London Tea Centre.

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    C/U of a pot of tea being poured. Cups and saucers on the table match the teapot. L/S of two women sitting at a table having a nice cup of tea. Camera pans across to show a table laden with various teapots. Narrator speaks of the history of tea. We are at the London Tea Centre and various examples of teapot are presented to the camera. The narrator tells us a little bit about each one. There is one shaped like a duck another is an example of "Royle's Patent" invented by an Englishmen this uses the lid as a piston to squirt the tea out of the spout.

    One of the teapots - a piece of early Staffordshire pottery has a poem on one side which reads: "Those who love good tea must please remember me. Be sure allow the water to boil then the tea you will not spoil". C/U of the poem. The other side reads: "Happy you may be and long may you live to drink out of me". This was probably a gift to newlyweds. Various ingenious teapots are shown - one which separates the leaves from the tea and another with two spouts. An artistic Victorian teapot is shown.

    Note: nice pamphlet called "The English Teapot" by Oliver Warner on file.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:10:00 / 01:42:50:00
    CP 013

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