The Culture and Preparation of Tea, China (1843), by English artist Thomas Allom.
The Culture and Preparation of Tea, China (1843), by English artist Thomas Allom.
Trade

The great tea robbery: how the British stole China’s secrets and seeds – and broke its monopoly on the brew

China dominated the tea trade until the East India Company broke its monopoly, having sent Scottish botanist Robert Fortune on a covert mission
to steal its plants and tea-processing technique 170 years ago

The Culture and Preparation of Tea, China (1843), by English artist Thomas Allom.
The Culture and Preparation of Tea, China (1843), by English artist Thomas Allom.
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