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For All the Tea in China: Espionage, Empire and the Secret Formula for the World's Favourite Drink - Sarah Rose
For All the Tea in China: Espionage, Empire and the Secret Formula for the World's Favourite Drink
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780091797065 (0091797063)
Publisher: Hutchinson
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 For All the Tea in China
bookshelves: nonfiction, autumn-2012, history, published-2009, biography, colonial-overlords, victorian, recreational-drugs, war, fraudio, china, india, gardening, pirates-smugglers-wreckers Read on November 05, 2012 Read by the author herself.Blurb - A dramatic historical narrative of the man wh...
Teiresias1960
Teiresias1960 rated it
3.0 For All the Tea in China: Espionage, Empire and the Secret Formula for the World's Favourite Drink
Ms. Rose has written a very interesting popular history, that would have been strengthened with more detailed discussions of several subjects: e.g., the relationship between tea and opium, the tea manufacturing process, the playing out of the demise of the East India Co., and the rise of the tea cl...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
Read by the author herself.Blurb - 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...
Osho
Osho rated it
This history seemed scant compared to what I was expecting as the norm in the history/natural history/biography genre, though it had its moments. Overall, it was more biographical and much less informational than I hoped for. I would have been reasonably happy changing my expectations, but I'm surpr...
M.W. Gerard
M.W. Gerard rated it
5.0 For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History
As a self-proclaimed theic (one who is addicted to tea), I am thrilled someone, in modern times, has tackled this vast, interwoven tale of a name that changed so much but it little remembered. Tea is like wine. Growing seasons, climates, picking times, drying, storing and shipping all affect the...
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