Tea from Nyasaland

United Kingdom, 1946

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A complete story of the growth, cultivation, and preparation of tea. The plantation sequences, shot in Nyasaland, East Equatorial Africa, show how the tea plant is grown and cultivated, how the leaves of the tea plant are picked, fermented, dried, cut and packed for bulk shipment. The London sequences show how the bulk tea is received, sampled, blended, and packed for retail to the consumer.

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Crown Film Unit



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United Kingdom
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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Export marketing

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Africa

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → International trade

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Plantations

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Tea

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Great Britain - Colonies


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → International trade

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → Great Britain - Colonies

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




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16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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