The Gunpowder Gardens

The Gunpowder Gardens : Travels Through India and China in Search of Tea

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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. Evoking a vanished world, he follows the origin of tea, its use, influence and importance, from the the Canton factories through the establishment of British India and the Opium Wars, all the way to that great tea metropolis, London.
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • glossary
  • 0141006781
  • 9780141006789

About Jason Goodwin

Jason Goodwin is a historian, journalist and travel writer. He is the author of ON FOOT TO THE GOLDEN HORN: A WALK TO ISTANBUL and LORDS OF THE HORIZON: A HISTORY OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE. GREENBACK, his history of the American dollar, is being published by Hamish Hamilton in February 2003.
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