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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x, 261 pages ; 22.
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0670021520, 9780670021529

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Originally published: London : Hutchinson, 2009, with title For all the tea in China : espionage, empire, and the secret formula for the world's favourite drink.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-254) and index.
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Rose's remarkable account follows the journey of Robert Fortune, a Scottish gardener, who was deployed by the British East India Company to steal China's tea secrets in 1848. This thrilling narrative combines history, geography, and old-fashioned adventure.
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Rose, S. (2010). For all the tea in China: how England stole the world's favorite drink and changed history. New York: Viking.

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Rose, Sarah. 2010. For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History. New York: Viking.

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Rose, Sarah, For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History. New York: Viking, 2010.

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Rose, Sarah. For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History. New York: Viking, 2010. Print.

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