Suspense and Obscurity
Fitness and Nutrition
The plot for Sarah Rose's For All the Tea in China seems tailor-made for a Hollywood thriller.
The plot for Sarah Rose's For All the Tea in China seems tailor-made for a Hollywood thriller. a story that should appeal to readers who want to be transported on a historic journey laced with suspense, science and adventure. An enthusiastic tale of how the humble leaf became a global addiction. a remarkably riveting tale.
Originally published: London : Hutchinson, 2009, with title For all the tea in China : espionage, empire, and the secret formula for the world's favourite drink. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. -254) and index.
For centuries, China had been the world's sole tea manufacturer. Stealing tea from China was a dangerous and criminal endeavour but Fortune was excited by the idea and agreed to do it. Sarah Rose focuses on an important, but somewhat obscure subplot of the history of the British imperialism in Asia - Scottish botanist Robert Fortune's employment by the East India Company to steal tea plants, as well as the relevant technologies and expertise, from the Chinese.
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A dramatic historical narrative of the man who stole the secret of tea from China. In 1848, the British East India Company, having lost its monopoly on the tea trade, engaged Robert Fortune, a Scottish gardener, botanist, and plant hunter, to make a clandestine trip into the interior of China-territory forbidden to foreigners-to steal the closely guarded secrets of tea horticulture and manufacturing.
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I was utterly fascinated at how unceremoniously Britain manage to steal the tea secrets from China. is an exceedingly useful plant; cultivate it, and the benefit will be widely spread; drink it, and the animal spirits will be lively and clear. Robert Fortune, quoting a Chinese proverb. I wonder how the world would be today if they did not succeed.