For All the Tea in China How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History
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Description: "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.
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Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/22/2011
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Sarah Rose is a writer living in New York. She was educated at Harvard and the University of Chicago.
|Min River, China, 1845|
|East India House, City of London, January 12, 1848|
|Chelsea Physic Garden, May 7, 1848|
|Shanghai to Hangzhou, September 1848|
|Zhejiang Province near Hangzhou, October 1848|
|A Green Tea Factory, Yangtze River, October 1848|
|House of Wang, Anhui Province, November 1848|
|Shanghai at the Lunar New Year, January 1849|
|Calcutta Botanic Garden, March 1849|
|Saharanpur, North-West Provinces, June 1849|
|Ningbo to Bohea, the Great Tea Road, May and June 1849|
|Bohea, July 1849|
|Pucheng, September 1849|
|Shanghai, Autumn 1849|
|Shanghai, February 1851|
|Himalayan Mountains, May 1851|
|Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield Lock, 1852|
|Tea for the Victorians|