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The History of Tea

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The True History of Tea

Author - Victor H. Mair

Presents the story of tea and its uses since ancient times. This book takes you from the jungles of Southeast Asia to the splendor of the Tang and Song Dynasties in China, from the tea ceremony aesthetics of medieval Japan to the fabled tea and horse trade of Central Asia.

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All About Tea

Author - William H. Ukers

In this compendium first published in 1935, William Ulkers describes the history, evolution and characteristics of the world's teas. His research led him to Brazil, Sumatra, Colombia, India, China, Japan, and the ports of Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

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The Wardian Case

Author - Luke Keogh

The story of a nineteenth-century invention that allowed for the first time the movement of plants around the world, feeding new agricultural industries, the commercial nursery trade, botanic and private gardens, invasive species, imperialism, and more.

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Tea - a Journey in Time

Author - John Weatherstone

During the 18th and 19th centuries, the quest for plants and seeds of commercial importance, every bit as valuable as gold to the British Empire, lead to the transportation of plants from one side of the world to the other. This volume examines the history of tea and examines the state of tea plantations as we enter the 21st century. 

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Tea - Addiction, Exploitation and Empire

Author - Roy Moxham

Smuggling, wars and revolution: the real history of a British obsession, from the author of The Great Hedge of India.

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