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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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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.

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Journalist Sarah Rose presents a dramatic historical narrative of the man who stole the secret of tea from China.

About the Author

Sarah Rose has worked as a journalist in Hong Kong, Miami, and New York, and now covers food and travel for such magazines as Men's Journal, Bon Appetit, and Brides.Sarah Rose has worked as a journalist in Hong Kong, Miami, and New York, and now covers food and travel for such magazines as Men's Journal, Bon Appetit, and Brides.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400115372
Author:
Rose, Sarah
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Beverages - Coffee & Tea
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
World History-England General
Subject:
Economic History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb
Media Run Time:
480

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