The Pagoda anchorage on the Min River, near Fuzhou.

How great tea race from China whipped up a frenzy 150 years ago

Five of the fastest, most beautiful ships of the day – along with their rock-star skippers – made the nail-biting journey from Fuzhou to London, eagerly followed by the world’s press and more than a few gamblers

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The Pagoda anchorage on the Min River, near Fuzhou.
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