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_facetBusiness intelligence -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
China -- Description and travel
East India Company -- History -- 19th century
Fortune, Robert, -- 1813-1880 -- Travel -- China
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
title_displayFor all the tea in China : how England stole the world's favorite drink and changed history
title_fullFor 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 : how England stole the world's favorite drink and changed history [electronic resource] / Sarah Rose
title_shortFor all the tea in China
title_subhow England stole the world's favorite drink and changed history
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Description and travel
Fortune, Robert
History
Nonfiction
Spies
Tea
Tea trade
Travel