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For All the Tea in China: Espionage, Empire and the Secret Formula for the World's Favourite Drink Paperback – 1 Apr 2010

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow (1 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 009949342X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099493426
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The best parts of the book are not the dangers that Fortune encountered, but Rose's assured, confident descriptions of the manufacture of tea. Like Fortune, the reader goes on a journey of discovery" (Mail on Sunday)

"Had your cup of tea this morning? If not, the next time you take a gulp of PG Tips or a sip of single estate orange pekoe you might want to send up a prayer of thanks for the dogged Scotsman who made it all possible, Robert Fortune ... Rose's account is full of colour" (The Times)

"[Fortune's] story is well worth the telling, and Rose does so with skill and restraint" (Literary Review)

"Reshapes into gripping prose Fortune's own memoirs and letters ... An enthusiastic tale of how the humble leaf became a global addiction" (Financial Times)

"Reveals our cuppa wouldn't exist if it wasn't for an amazing Victorian, armed only with a rusty pistol and a pigtail, who stole the secret of tea from under the nose of China's ruthless warlords" (Daily Mail)

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In the 1850s, stealing the secret of China tea was like stealing the secret formula for Coca-Cola

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