Expat Cinema: Black Tea (English subtitles)

Wednesday 19th of June 2024

A lush and sensory romance set between China, the Ivory Coast, and Cape Verde. In addition to its timeless love story, Black Tea also offers insight into the complexity of Chinese African relations.


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Aya is a woman in her early thirties. On her wedding day, she shocks everyone by rejecting her groom. She leaves the Ivory Coast for a new life in China. She finds a job in a tea export shop, owned by Cai, a 45-year-old Chinese man. He initiates Aya into the Chinese tea ceremony. As he teaches her this ancient art, their relationship grows into love. But their relationship faces numerous challenges. Can their affair survive the turmoil of their past and other people’s prejudices?