For All the Tea in China: Espionage, Empire and the Secret Formula for the World's Favourite Drink

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9780091797065: For All the Tea in China: Espionage, Empire and the Secret Formula for the World's Favourite Drink

In 1848, the East India Company engaged Robert Fortune to make a clandestine trip into the interior of China - territory forbidden to foreigners - to steal the closely guarded secrets of tea. From Kew Gardens to grimy Old Shanghai, and on to the remote Wu Yi Shan hills, this title tells a tale of how one man triumphed over an exotic Empire.

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[Fortune's] story is well worth the telling, and despite the dearth of private papers, Rose does so with skill and restraint

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In the 1850s, stealing the secret of China tea was like stealing the secret formula for Coca-Cola

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