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For All the Tea in China - How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History

Sarah Rose

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 44m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

10:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

32:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

37:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:27