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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.
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subject_facet Business intelligence -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century, China -- Description and travel, Himalaya Mountains -- Description and travel, Spies -- Great Britain -- Biography, Tea -- China -- History -- 19th century, Tea -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century, Tea trade -- China -- History -- 19th century, Tea trade -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
table_of_contents Prologue -- 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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title For all the tea in China : how England stole the world's favorite drink and changed history
title_display For all the tea in China : how England stole the world's favorite drink and changed history
title_full For All the Tea in China How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History, For all the tea in China : how England stole the world's favorite drink and changed history / Sarah Rose, For all the tea in China [electronic resource] : how England stole the world's favorite drink and changed history / Sarah Rose
title_short For all the tea in China :
title_sort for all the tea in china how england stole the world's favorite drink and changed history
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