About this book
The vivid historical story of Robert Fortune, engaged by the East India Company in 1848, to make a clandestine trip into the interior of China to steal the closely guarded secrets of tea. 'An enthusiastic tale of how the humble leaf became a global addiction' "Financial Times"
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. This title presents Fortune's daring trip.