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Lively account of the adventures of Robert Fortune - Scottish botanist, plant hunter and industrial spy. In 1848 he made a secret trip to China to steal tea seedlings.

Lively account of the adventures of Robert Fortune - Scottish botanist, plant hunter and industrial spy. In 1848 he made a secret trip to China to steal tea seedlings.

MacDonald Gill (1884-1947), British / 'Tea Revives the World' pictographic map publicity poster for the International Tea Market Expansion Board Limited, 1940 / British Library, London, UK

MacDonald Gill (1884-1947), British / 'Tea Revives the World' pictographic map publicity poster for the International Tea Market Expansion Board Limited, 1940 / British Library, London, UK

Making Tea, Making Japan  Cultural Nationalism in Practice, 978-0804778671, Kristin Surak, Stanford University Press

Making Tea, Making Japan Cultural Nationalism in Practice, 978-0804778671, Kristin Surak, Stanford University Press

Liquid Jade: The Story of Tea From East to West by Beatrice Hohenegger http://www.bookscrolling.com/the-best-books-about-tea-of-all-time/

Liquid Jade: The Story of Tea From East to West by Beatrice Hohenegger http://www.bookscrolling.com/the-best-books-about-tea-of-all-time/

Tea and the Tea-Table in Eighteenth-Century England

Tea and the Tea-Table in Eighteenth-Century England

The culture of tea has become so integral to China and held in such esteem that prestigious varietals regularly fetch thousands of dollars per kilo. It's practically currency.

The culture of tea has become so integral to China and held in such esteem that prestigious varietals regularly fetch thousands of dollars per kilo. It's practically currency.

Boston, Massachusetts - Boston Tea Party Scene Print by Lantern Press at Art.com

Boston, Massachusetts - Boston Tea Party Scene

Boston, Massachusetts - Boston Tea Party Scene Print by Lantern Press at Art.com

Legend has it that tea was invented – or discovered – by the Chinese emperor Shen Nung in 2737 BC when some leaves blew into a pot of boiling water that his servant was preparing. What is certain is that containers for tea have been discovered in tombs dating from the Han dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD). By the time of the Tang dynasty (618-906 AD) it was so popular that a writer called Lu Yu wrote the first book devoted to tea, the Ch’a Ching (“Tea Classic”)....

Legend has it that tea was invented – or discovered – by the Chinese emperor Shen Nung in 2737 BC when some leaves blew into a pot of boiling water that his servant was preparing. What is certain is that containers for tea have been discovered in tombs dating from the Han dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD). By the time of the Tang dynasty (618-906 AD) it was so popular that a writer called Lu Yu wrote the first book devoted to tea, the Ch’a Ching (“Tea Classic”)....

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