For All the Tea in China How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History

ISBN-10: 0143118749

ISBN-13: 9780143118749

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sarah Rose

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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.
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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

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
Fortune's Story
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