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The empire of tea : the remarkable history of the plant that took over the world
Macfarlane, Alan.
Adult Nonfiction GT2905 .M33 2004

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Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introductionp. viii
1 - Iris Macfarlane: Memoirs of a Memsahibp. 1
Part I - Bewitched
2 - The Story of an Addictionp. 30
3 - Froth of the Liquid Jadep. 40
4 - Tea Comes to the Westp. 64
Part II - Enslaved
5 - Enchantmentp. 78
6 - Replacing Chinap. 98
7 - Green Goldp. 118
8 - Tea Mania: Assam 1839-1880p. 138
9 - Empires of Teap. 166
10 - Industrial Teap. 188
11 - Tea Labourp. 202
Part III - Embodied
12 - Tea Todayp. 226
13 - Tea, Body and Mindp. 254
14 - Bewitched Waterp. 274
Notesp. 287
Bibliographyp. 295
Indexp. 305
List of Illustrations
Iris MacFarlane and her children, Assam, 1950
A London Tavern, 1600
A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony
Clippers owned by the East India Tea Company, circa 1860
Horniman's Tea Advertisement 1880-1899
Tibetan men carrying brick tea from China, circa 1900
Elephants clearing a plantation, Assam, 1880
Pleasure Brand Advertisement, 1888
Mazawattee tea/John Bull advertisement, 1890
A typical Chinese plantation
Henry Cotton, Chief Commissioner of Assam in 1896
Women working on plantation, circa 1990
A herbal pharmacopoeia in Tokyo
Camellia Sinensis, 19th century

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