Sarah Rose, the author of FOR ALL THE TEA IN CHINA was recently interviewed on NPR. You can listen to the broadcast, and read more about Robert Fortune and the book here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125237353
The fortuitously-named Robert Fortune took on a great adventure in the name of tea and Queen. The East India Company was losing money, so they decided to steal the secrets of Chinese tea and transplant them to India, where they still had power. They tapped Fortune to be their spy. This debut book by Sarah Rose, follows Fortune on his journey.