From the plantation to the breakfast table the stimulating history of the world’s obsession with tea from its first discovery in China to the present day. Moxham first became fascinated by the history of tea when he applied for a job to manage a plantation in Nyasaland, Africa. His book is a historical journey which includes all levels of society from the royal family to plantation slaves, revolution, and the afternoon ritual. The story he uncovered reveals a fascinating, and occasionally brutal, insight into the history of the British Empire.
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Roy Moxham spent thirteen years in Africa as a tea planter and has also been a dealer in African Arts. He is in charge of the preservation and conservation of books at the University of London Library.
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Descripción Running Pr Book Pub, Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.A., 2009. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. A history of tea and how it came to be an important part of the culture of the West. The author begins with his own sojourn in Africa, managing a 500 acre tea garden. Exposes the ugly parts of the tea trade and the questionable practices of the British Empire. b/w pictures. Select Bibliography, Index. Published @ $13.95. Nº de ref. de la librería 016022
Descripción Running Press, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110762436182