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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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"If ever there was a book to read in the company of a nice cuppa, this is it." -The Washington Post

In the dramatic story of one of the greatest acts of corporate espionage ever committed, Sarah Rose recounts the fascinating, unlikely circumstances surrounding a turning point in economic history. By the middle of the nineteenth century, the British East India Company faced the loss of its monopoly on the fantastically lucrative tea trade with China, forcing it to make the drastic decision of sending Scottish botanist Robert Fortune to steal the crop from deep within China and bring it back to British plantations in India. Fortune's danger-filled odyssey, magnificently recounted here, reads like adventure fiction, revealing a long-forgotten chapter of the past and the wondrous origins of a seemingly ordinary beverage.

About the Author

Sarah Rose has worked as a journalist in Hong Kong, Miami, and New York. A native of Chicago, she now lives in New York City and writes about food and travel. This is her first book.

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Rose, Sarah
Penguin Books
Asia - China
Beverages - Coffee & Tea
General History
World History-England General
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7.92 x 5.1 x 0.53 in 0.4 lb
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