- Book: For all the Tea in China
- Location: China, India
- Author: Sarah Rose
This was a lovely book which brought to life the hardship and subterfuge Robert Fortune underwent while he was trying to bring plants out of China to India to set up tea plantations there. It is hard for us nowadays to comprehend the difficulties involved in initially sailing to the other side of the world then trying to reach the interior of China where no foreigners had previously been allowed. It was a feat of triumph over adversity and the only minor complaint I had about this book was that the author didn’t explain how Fortune got out of one or two difficulties he found himself in.