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Sarah Rose's history of the tea trade covers a lot of ground and involves many of the people involved in breaking China's monopoly on tea. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Glaviano
Fabulous, informative, adventuresome book. I loved reading it, so I recommend it to all my friends.Published 1 month ago by C. Lucas
I'll give this book 2 stars because, although entertaining stories can be nice to hear, I am an historian. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Yak
Pirates, spies, opium! Well-written, not dry history. Delightful sidebars on all manner of things impacting the tea trade. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Terry Kroenung
In a bid to break China’s monopoly of tea production, the East India Company sent botanist/adventurer Robert Fortune deep into the interior of China to smuggle tea seeds and plants... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Suzi Hough
I had just returned to the USA from Darjeeling having the distinct honor of drinking the world's best teas by visiting two Tea estates. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marcia T. Ruben
This is one of my favorite types of book, one that tells a fresh, entertaining story of a quirky hero on a high-stakes mission in an unfamiliar world. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joe T.
Had fun reading the story of how tea made the big time; I especially enjoyed being transplanted into the horticultural worlds of mid-19th century England and China. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Vince Ackermann
Boring for the first half of book.
Too much information on tea!
Would not recommend unless reader begin at 68% on kindle.
Sorry to disappoint author.