Monday, 9 March 2009

For All the Tea in China: espionage, empire and the secret formula for the world’s favourite drink

Sarah Rose (Hutchinson)

The story of subterfuge, espionage and Robert Fortune, who, in 1848, was engaged by the East India Company to make a clandestine trip to China to uncover the secrets of Chinese tea in order to enable the East India Company to establish its own plantations in the Himalayas of British India.

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