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What's On > River of Tea: From Bengal to Britain

Stockwood Discovery Centre

Start date: Saturday 14th April, 2018
Finish date: Saturday 23rd June, 2018
Days of week: Everyday (10:00 - 17:00)
Cost: Free

Tim Smith presents

Tea enjoys a special place in British culture and the tea industry has played a key role in building links between Britain, India and Bangladesh. Behind Britain’s cup of choice is a fascinating story that is rarely told...

Over 500,000 British-Bangladeshis now live in Britain. Over 90% are of Sylheti origin, from a district in northern Bangladesh that was once part of Assam, the first tea growing region in British India. This exhibition reveals the extraordinary story of how the British love of tea led to Sylhetis first coming to Britain, and explores how the early tea trade led to strong links being built between modern-day Bangladesh and Britain.