Tea growing in Assam

United Kingdom, 1950

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Shows the stages in the cultivation and processing of tea. A map shows the tea-producing areas of the world; Assam is taken as an example and scenes show workers planting out the young seeds and plants. Pruning, weeding and plucking are seen, and the factory processes described by animated diagrams. From Assam the tea goes to Calcutta and London, where it is blended with tea from other countries.


production company

Gaumont-British Instructional






Black and White

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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Export marketing

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → International trade

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Tea

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Tea - India

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Assam (India)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Tea - India


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

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

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Places → Assam (India)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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