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Robert Fortune and the Great Tea Caper
February 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$10.00
Join us for an evening learning about one of the history’s greatest corporate espionage plots driven by our favorite beverage: tea! By the early 1800’s, England was a country addicted to tea, and had no understanding of how to grow or produce tea, which was a tightly held secret in the East. Desperate to begin their own tea industry in newly acquired India, the East India Company hires a botanist by the name of Robert Fortune for a secret mission to the Chinese interior to steal not only tea plants, but vital knowledge about them.
This is a virtual class- a link for the class will be emailed to you the day of class. Tea samples can be picked up at the tea store or mailed to you (extra shipping costs apply).