Title: A Time For Tea Travels Through China And ...
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Publication Date: 1991
Book Condition: Very Good+
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Edition.
No signatures. Slight rubbing at head of dust wrapper spine. Dust wrapper is price clipped. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 287, [iv], pages. Papered boards with cloth spine. Page dimensions: 212mm x 135mm. "On a personal journey through the serpentine paths of the tea trade - from China to India to London - Jason Goodwin sets off to discover the history of tea from its ancient beginnings in the Far East to its influence today." - from the dust wrapper blurb. ; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 9158
Synopsis: The author's grandmothers spent their lives in China and India, daily observing the imperial custom of afternoon tea. Inspired by their memories he set off to explore the fast-disappearing relics of their world - an exploration which reached back into the history of the tea trade. In a journey through the lost European cities of the China coast, the crumbling tea city of Calcutta, and the legendary gardens of Bohea and Darjeeling, the author evokes past and present with a sense of the ironies of history, following the tea trade from its origins in the Canton factories through the Opium Wars and the settlement of British India, to its influence in the present day.
About the Author: Jason Goodwin is a historian, journalist and travel writer. He is the author of ON FOOT TO THE GOLDEN HORN: A WALK TO ISTANBUL and LORDS OF THE HORIZON: A HISTORY OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE. GREENBACK, his history of the American dollar, is being published by Hamish Hamilton in February 2003.
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