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 restraintBook Description:
In the 1850s, stealing the secret of China tea was like stealing the secret formula for Coca-Cola
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Book Description Hutchinson, 2009. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. With usual stamps and markings, In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. , 500grams, ISBN:9780091797065. Bookseller Inventory # 6758358
Book Description Mar 05, 2009. Book Condition: Used: Good. Ex-library book, usual markings. Hardback with dust cover. Clean text, sound binding. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Bookseller Inventory # M02_4870_NG_04/17
Book Description Hutchinson, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-226-36-2510002