Any great nonfiction books on the history of tea and its global trade?
January 13, 2014 7:55 PM Subscribe
I'm interested in tea and its history, especially its role in global trade and conflict. Are there any great nonfiction books that cover the subject without focusing exclusively on a certain time period or location?
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I read this survey of the cultural and historical significance of tea
around the world and crave more stories about the conflict and influence that came with the commodity as it spread around the world. Are there any great books that look at the silk road, mercantilism, colonial power, and global conflict through the lense of a tea enthusiast?