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GUNPOWDER GARDENS: TRAVELS THROUGH INDIA AND CHINA IN SEARCH OF TEA
by GOODWIN, JASON

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@ISBN 9780141006789
@Subject TRAVEL
@Publisher PENGUIN UK
@Publication 2003
@Edition Paperback
@Version Original
@Description Jason Goodwin, inspired by his grandmothers who spent their lives in China and India observing the custom of afternoon tea, set off to explore the relics of this imperial age and its worldwide trade, delving into the extraordinary history of tea. Brilliantly evoking a vanished world, he follows the origins of tea, its use, influence and importance, from the Canton factories through the establishment of British India and the Opium Wars, all the way to that great tea metropolis, London Packed with anecdotes, fascinating historical details and wonderful personal observations, The Gunpowder Gardens is informative, funny and delightful in equal measure.
 
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