For all the tea in China : espionage, empire and the secret formula for the world's favourite drink / Sarah Rose.
Publication year: 2010
Publisher: London : Arrow,
ISBN: 9780099493426 (pbk.) : 009949342X (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Hutchinson, 2009.
This title presents the story of Scotsman Robert Fortune - botanist-turned-secret agent - and how he infiltrated China's hostile mountain regions disguised as a Chinese merchant. His goal was to steal China's most fiercely protected treasure, a plant as seductive as the soporific poppy: Camellia sinensis or, more simply, tea.
280 p. ; 20 cm.
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