International Spy Museum @ 800 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004
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Join Sarah Rose, author of For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World s Favorite Drink and Changed History, as she shares this incredible tale of 19th century corporate espionage.
Scottish botanist Robert Fortune accepted a dangerous mission in 1848: infiltrate the Chinese tea industry and steal its secrets for Britain. In an area forbidden to foreigners, Fortune went undercover as a rich man from a distant part of China complete with a plausible disguise and backstory. Key to the tea trade was the difference between green and black teas; to give you a taste for the secrets once at stake, you ll enjoy both types of tea from Elise Scott, owner of Pearl Fine Teas 4 time runner-up for Best Tea Shop in DC. The book will be available for sale and signing. Pearl Fine Teas will also be for sale.
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