The Empire of Tea

The Empire of Tea : The Remarkable History of the Plant That Took Over the World

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From the fourth century B.C. in China, where tea was used as an aid in Buddhist meditation, to the Boston Tea Party in 1773, when its destruction became a rousing symbol of the American Revolution, to its present-day role as the single most consumed beverage on the planet,show more

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  • Hardback | 308 pages
  • 138.9 x 192.8 x 32.8mm | 426.38g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Overlook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1585674931
  • 9781585674930

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"A vivacious discussion of tea . . . [an] entrancing and sinister story."show more

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