Tea: A Revolution Brewing
Persian tea expert Behzad Bolour meets British tea growers, tea merchants, even a tea blogger and sees that tea is being reinvented in new ways for a young and discerning audience.
Tea is seen as a quintessentially British drink but do the British taken tea for granted? They put milk, sugar and even biscuits in it - perhaps not appreciating its finer qualities. Persian tea expert Behzad Bolour thinks this is beginning to change. Inspired by visits to a tea connoisseur in France and tea houses in the Czech Republic, he sets out to find out what's happening to tea drinking in the UK. He meets British tea growers, tea merchants, even a tea blogger and sees that tea is being reinvented in new and exciting ways for a young and discerning audience. As he enjoys a newly fashionable afternoon tea, tries colourful bubble tea and tweets his order for a properly brewed cup of leaf tea, he realises this could be the beginning of a new age for British tea.