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    Darjeeling : the colorful history and precarious fate of the world's greatest tea / Jeff Koehler
    Book | Bloomsbury | 2015 | First U.S. edition.
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    Edition
    First U.S. edition.
    Description
    viii, 291 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
    Bibliography
    Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-277) and index.
    Contents
    Into the hills -- Journey from the East -- The company -- An Indian tea industry -- China leaf -- Darjeeling -- Terroir to tea cup -- The decision the mouth makes -- Knocking down -- The Raj in the hills above -- Nostalgia -- Planters and pluckers -- Midnight's teas -- Crises -- Positive winds -- Soil -- Celestial influences -- Initiatives -- Back down the hill.
    Summary
    "Presents the history of the tea trade in the Darjeeling district of India, from its origin in the smuggling of tea plants from China, to the cultivation of the tea by an Indian rajah for 150 years, to the modern threat of climate change,"--Novelist.
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    9781620405123 (hardcover)
    1620405121 (hardcover)
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