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About the time I discovered this video clip, I found another, from the 1950s, extolling the virtues of bagged tea. As tea fanatics are aware, bagged tea is made with tea dust, the stuff left over at the end of the leaf-grading process.
To a tea fanatic, the idea of making tea in big urns is even less appealing than making it with tea bags. But there's no way to provide an army hot tea in in little teapots. And I give credit to the makers of this film for showing so much care and respect for this wonderful beverage.
Illustration: Edward Penfield, [Girl holding tea pot and cup on tray] between 1884 and 1925, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
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