For All the Tea in China

How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History

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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.
Ha scritto il 08/03/13
For All the Tea in China Espionage, Empire and the Secret Formula for the World's Favourite Drink
A Scottish botanist becomes an unlikely undercover operative, tasked with assuming a Chinese identity and spiriting priceless tea seedlings out of China and into India, or more to the point, from a country resistant to British influence to one under...Continua
Ken Yang
Ha scritto il 19/02/12
good for readers want to know more about Tea and the related trading history
It is basically a fun book to read, especially for a one with some fundamental understanding on Tea culture of China. The title described the process of the first tea seedlings transferred to the territory outside China in pretty much detail. This...Continua
Clara Mazzi
Ha scritto il 05/09/11
Very interesting, however not a good book.
A strange book: not a novel, not a history book. I wonder who's the audience for this book: too difficult for those who likes historic novels (because this book isn't), too "easy" for the passionate history readers, because the author decided not to...Continua
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