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For All the Tea in China

How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History

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For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History by Sarah Rose (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
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A dramatic historical narrative of the man who stole the secret of tea from China In 1848, the British East India Company, having lost its monopoly on the tea trade, engaged Robert Fortune, a Scottish gardener, botanist, and plant hunter, to make a clandestine trip into the interior of China territory forbidden to foreigners to steal the closely guarded secrets of tea horticulture and manufacturing. "For All the Tea in China" is the remarkable account of Fortune's journeys into China a thrilling narrative that combines history, geography, botany, natural science, and old-fashioned adventure. Disguised in Mandarin robes, Fortune ventured deep into the country, confronting pirates, hostile climate, and his own untrustworthy men as he made his way to the epicenter of tea production, the remote Wu Yi Shan hills. One of the most daring acts of corporate espionage in history, Fortune's pursuit of China's ancient secret makes for a classic nineteenth-century adventure tale, one in which the fate of empires hinges on the feats of one extraordinary man."
Release date Australia
June 30th, 2015
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Penguin USA
Pages
261
Dimensions
162x216x24
ISBN-13
9780670021529
Product ID
3894213

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