For all the tea in China: Espionage, Empire and the Secret Formula for the World'S Favourite Drink download free [PDF and Ebook] by Sarah Rose

For all the tea in China: Espionage, Empire and the Secret Formula for the World'S Favourite Drink download free [PDF and Ebook] by Sarah Rose year 2010
  • Book name: For all the tea in China: Espionage, Empire and the Secret Formula for the World'S Favourite Drink
  • Author: Sarah Rose
  • Release date: 2010/2/17
  • Publisher: CORNERSTONE
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780099493426
  • Rating: 8.83 of 10
  • Votes: 158
  • Review by: Reyna Howard
  • Review rating: 7.33 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/9
  • Total pages: 288
  • Includes a PDF summary of 31 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Robert Fortune was a Scottish gardener, botanist, plant hunter - and industrial spy. In 1848, the East India Company engaged him to make a clandestine trip into the interior of China - territory forbidden to foreigners - to steal the closely guarded secrets of tea.For centuries, China had been the world's sole tea manufacturer. Britain purchased this fuel for its Empire by trading opium to the Chinese - a poisonous relationship Britain fought two destructive wars to sustain. The East India Company had profited lavishly as the middleman, but now it was sinking, having lost its monopoly to trade tea. Its salvation, it thought, was to establish its own plantations in the Himalayas of British India.There were just two problems: India had no tea plants worth growing, and the company wouldn't have known what to do with them if it had.Hence Robert Fortune's daring trip. The Chinese interior was off-limits and virtually unknown to the West, but that's where the finest tea was grown - the richest oolongs, soochongs and pekoes. And the Emperor aimed to keep it that way.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H21M35S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: International Trade, Domestic Trade, Political Control & Freedoms, International Economics, Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900, Asian History, General & World History
  • Available formats: TXT, PDF, AZW, LRF, DOC, EPUB, DOCX, WORD. Compressed in 7Z, CHM, XZ, RAR, ARJ, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.11 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x18mm
  • Weight: 202g
  • Printed by: ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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