For All the Tea in China

How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History
Product Number: EB00389671
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101190012
Publisher: Penguin Books
Please log in to view pricing

Description

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.

x-large
Author(s): Sarah Rose
Genre: History, Cooking
Original Publish Date: Mar 18, 2010

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Author(s): Sarah Rose
Narrator(s): Sarah Rose
Product Number DB288
Released: Sep 13, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400115372
eAudio
x-large
Author(s): Sarah Rose
Narrator(s): Sarah Rose
Product Number Z100028799
Released: Mar 18, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400195374

Sign up for our email newsletter