The Pagoda anchorage on the Min River, near Fuzhou. The Pagoda anchorage on the Min River, near Fuzhou.
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

The Pagoda anchorage on the Min River, near Fuzhou. The Pagoda anchorage on the Min River, near Fuzhou.
The Pagoda anchorage on the Min River, near Fuzhou.
READ FULL ARTICLE