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The Meaning of Tea

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“The Meaning of Tea” by Scott Chamberlin-Hoyt is a beautiful film on the Southern Arts Federation’s Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The film visits 7 countries and explores the role that tea plays in various cultural rituals. Chamberlin-Hoyt explores the people, landscapes and rituals of England, India, China, Japan, Morrocco and France. He also includes one sort of embarassing clip about a town called Tea, South Dakota.

He should have included something better about the U.S. There are tea rituals here. I once saw a girl order a shot of vodka in her iced tea during lunch at the Ground Zero Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi. There was definitely some kind of ritual involved in that. At the time I took it to be the age old ritual of impressing a guy. But maybe she wanted to impress his grandmother who was also with us. Maybe that’s just what they do at Ground Zero. Or maybe that’s just how Memphis girls do when they get out of town for lunch.

Southern Art Federation
Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers including tour schedule, filmmakers and venues
“The Meaning of Tea” website including trailers of the film

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Jane Pope Jewelry

Sea Urchin Ring

Stackable Bracelets

Molten Ring

Jane Pope, founder, owner and head designer of Balboa Jewelry based in Charleston, South Carolina, has a fantastic new collection of jewelry. Recently featured in Vogue magazine, pieces are inspired by nature, yet have a luxurious feel to them. Shop the Jane Pope Collection here: www.janepopejewelry.com. Shop Balboa Jewelry here: www.balboajewelry.com.

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