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

For all the tea in China: Espionage, Empire and the Secret Formula for the World'S Favourite Drink Audiobook download free by Sarah Rose
  • Listen audiobook: For all the tea in China: Espionage, Empire and the Secret Formula for the World'S Favourite Drink
  • Author: Sarah Rose
  • Release date: 2010/8/23
  • Publisher: CORNERSTONE
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780099493426
  • Rating: 9.89 of 10
  • Votes: 532
  • Review by: Fabian Colley
  • Review rating: 7.09 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/18
  • Duration: 3H40M14S in 256 kbps (57.6 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-18
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MOD, FLAC, MP3, WMA, WAV, Musepack, MPEG4 (compression 7-ZIP, DEB, RAR, TAR.7Z, TBZ2, ZIP)
  • Total pages original book: 288
  • Includes a PDF summary of 25 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 19M59S (5 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 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.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: International Trade, General & World History, Political Control & Freedoms, Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900, Domestic Trade, Asian History, International Economics
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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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