The Empire of Tea
The Remarkable History of the Plant That Took Over the World
Publication Date: April 1, 2004
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"The Empire of Tea" also incorporates personal stories of the people whose lives have been affected by their contact with the global obsession with tea, including the elegantly detailed account of Iris MacFarlane about her life on a tea estate in the Indian province of Assam, the world's center of tea cultivation. A fascinatingly tour of the world's great tea cultures?Japan, China, India, France, the United Kingdom, and others?"The Empire of Tea" brings into sharp focus one of the forces that have shaped history.