The TEABREAK Tuk Tuk was originally commissioned to be part of PoliNations Birmingham, developed to represent one of nine Iconic Plants celebrated throughout the PoliNations programme.
The Iconic Plant sculptures helped share the vivid and diverse origin stories of each plant with visitors to the super garden. Whether rooted in a teeming forest or urban metropolis, every plant has its own history and journey of how it came to be here.
With an original audio score and live dance performance, TEABREAK journeys further into the story of tea; how it came to be here, what it means to us and what its real cost is.
The Tuk Tuk is now on tour as part of our winter experience TEALIGHT.
Thank you to our contributors
Advolly Richmond - Garden, Landscape & Social Historian
Tasha Marks - Food Historian and founder of AVM Curiosities
Jane Milton – Tea Somellier, Jane Milton ltd.
Hannah Colton - Hanni Rose Mindfulness
Master Gu, with special thanks to George Thompson
Abigail Kelly, Amintha Baleswaran, Anna and Josh Southwell from Loves Cafe, Weston, Annie Hammond, Bagyam and Kasi Goundan, Bilhar Singh and Tirtho Kaur, Becca Gill, Chellam Ramaswamy, Cliff Andrade, Congregation of St Thomas’ Church, Stamford Hill, Dermot Knowles, Edward Fortes, Ella Cormack, Fareeha Kauser, Farshid, Gabriella Vazquez and Dylan Shipley, Geetha Yogananthan, Hamish Malcolm, Hatty Campbell-Taylor, Hania, Marysia and Ola Lange, Jane O’Brien, Jess van Vliet, Jim Hammond, Kathy Chappell, Kristin Perers, Leila Hammond, Letisha Malcolm, Michael Evans, Natalie Adams, Nick Seymour, Ola, Orlando Gangbo, Ranjan, Ritun Anand, Rob Layton, Rosa Bowler Slade, Rowena Hannam, Rowena Hilborne, Simran Lalli, Shayan, Theo Gangbo, Tom Ronayne, Vicki Chan, Vladimir