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

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Penguin, 2010年3月18日 - 272 頁
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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Prologue
Min River China
East India House City of London January 12 1848
Chelsea Physic Garden May 7 1848
Shanghai to Hangzhou September 1848
Zhejiang Province near Hangzhou October 1848
A Green Tea Factory Yangtze River October 1848
House of Wang Anhui Province November 1848
Bohea July 1849
Pucheng September 1849
Shanghai Autumn 1849
Shanghai February 1851
Himalayan Mountains May 1851
Royal Small Arms Factory Enfield Lock 1852
Tea for the Victorians
Fortunes Story

Shanghai at the Lunar New Year January 1849
Calcutta Botanic Garden March 1849
Saharanpur NorthWest Provinces June 1849
Ningbo to Bohea the Great Tea Road May and June 1849
Acknowledgements Notes
Index
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Sarah Rose is a journalist and author of the critically acclaimed For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History. As a journalist, Rose has covered a broad range of beats, including international politics and economics during the Hong Kong handover, finance and business during the end of the dot-com bubble, and the environment. She now writes about food and travel for the Wall Street JournalMen’s Journal, and Bon Appetit, among others.

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