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For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History (Playaway Adult Nonfiction)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616578848
Publisher:
Tantor Audio Pa
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Read by:
Rose, Sarah
Read:
Rose, Sarah
Author:
Rose, Sarah
Subject:
World History-England General
Series:
Playaway Adult Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
PRE-RECORDED AUDIO PLAYER
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.30x5.40x1.00 in. .39 lbs.

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Cooking and Food » Beverages » Tea and Coffee
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » World History » China
History and Social Science » World History » England » General

For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History (Playaway Adult Nonfiction)
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"Synopsis" by , 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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