Movies and TV shows are a great way to pass your time. But sometimes we get so hooked on what we see that certain moments stick with us to the very end. These are usually scenes that stand out and leave a mark within us, we never forget. These moments include scenes that involve heavy action, tense romance or even a quirky quote.
However, there are other moments that are hidden in the details that tend to leave a mark on us. These scenes wouldn’t be complete if they were any other way. Here are a few scenes you’ve probably seen that wouldn’t have been the same if it wasn’t for that cup of tea:
- Professor Umbridge – Harry Potter
Nobody liked Umbridge in Harry Potter. For those unaware, she replaced Mad Eye Moody as the new professor to teach students defense against the dark arts. What inevitably happened is that she terrorized her students and furthermore became the temporary headmaster of Hogwarts. The scene involves her drinking tea during Harry’s detention period. What makes this scene great is the fact that she drinks her tea a particular way with a lot of sugar cubes. The scene shows her intimidating side and her need for dominance.
- I Love To Laugh-Mary Poppins
This is an iconic scene from an iconic musical film. The scene is absolutely weird and involves a gravity defying tea party. Literally! The scene is a musical number that involves three of the films characters sitting around a table. The weirdness comes from the fact that they’re all elevated to the ceiling and drinking their tea. What proceeds is an iconic song called “I Love to Laugh”. While the scene remains iconic today, it wouldn’t have been complete without tea.
- The Mad Hatters Tea Party- Alice In Wonderland
Tea also has a special place in bizarre films. This is relevant in 2010’s Alice in Wonderland. The scene involves The Mad Hatter forcefully inviting Alice to have a cup of tea with him at his table. He means her no harm but only wishes to meet her. Although the scene doesn’t show the characters sipping tea, the very presence of ornaments and a long table only add to the aesthetics.
- Pure Imagination-Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
This is another Musical and an incredibly iconic scene. The scene depicts Willy Wonka finally introducing an excited crowd to his Chocolate Factory. What ensues is a memorable song that showcases the sweet wonders of the factory. The song ends with a classy scene of Willy Wonka himself sipping tea of an edible tulip cup. Yum!
- Tea Invitation-The Great Gatsby
The scene is quite heartwarming. It opens with Gatsby secretly inviting his true love Daisy for a cup of tea. She’s initially unaware of that fact and is shocked when she finally sees him. What happens after is cute in the sense that Gatsby is so awkward and tries so hard to make a good impression but is constantly clumsy with his surroundings. The aesthetics here are key and the presence of a vintage tea set makes the scene classy.
- Earl Grey, Hot-Star Trek
There is nobody in the history of television or film that could ever make drinking tea look so cool. Star trek is a cult favorite among many and so is its titular character Jean-Luc Picard who popularized the phrase “Earl Grey, Hot”. Earl Grey is a type of tea and in the show it is Picards favorite beverage. He always has a cup in many episodes and just made the act of drinking tea in the future so cool.
All of these scenes were great in their own right. However, they would’ve been so much more different if they didn’t have tea to add to the aesthetic.