Tea, it has transformed the way the world interacts. In more than 160 countries, three billion people regularly experience the flavour and fascination of tea. China grows more tea than any other country. Chinese tea is transported across oceans, to caress palates in every corner of the world. Countries have boundaries, but tea is boundless. By crossing boundaries, real and imagined, this taste of China has become a taste that belongs to the whole world.
A Journey of Teaintroduces the time-honored Chinese civilization embodied in Chinese tea and the profound influence exerted by Chinese tea on the whole world over the past 400 years. The cast and crew for the first time conducted in-depth interviews in the original tea-producing areas of most famous Chinese teas. They explore the best of what these sublime drinks can offer and dive into the history of Chinese tea, in an effort to deepen the public’s knowledge of Chinese tea-drinking traditions and provide guide to the most healthy ways to drink tea. Shot in 11 provinces, municipalities, and autonomous regions including Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Tibet, Hainan, Shandong, Taiwan, Yunnan, and Fujian and three foreign countries, namely Japan, the United Kingdom and Kenya, 11 film crews teaming up with the BBC spent three years in three continents to offer a deep insight into Chinese tea culture via advanced photography technology to shoot the documentary such as aerial photography, ultra-high-speed photography and eco-photomicrography.