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For all the tea in China [electronic resource] : how England stole the world's favorite drink and changed history / Sarah Rose.

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Summary, etc.: 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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Subject: Tea trade Great Britain History 19th century
Tea trade China History 19th century
Tea Great Britain History 19th century
Tea China History 19th century
Spies Great Britain Biography
Business intelligence Great Britain History 19th century
China Description and travel
Himalaya Mountains Description and travel
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