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

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  • A dramatic historical narrative of the man who stole the secret of tea from China 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.
  • Author:
    Sarah Rose
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    382.413720941
    EAN:
    9780670021529
    ISBN:
    0670021520
    Label:
    Viking Adult
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $25.95
    Manufacturer:
    Viking Adult
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    272
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2010-03-18
    Publisher:
    Viking Adult
    Studio:
    Viking Adult
    Title:
    For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History
    Release Date:
    2010-03-18

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