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Tea Break – A Journey to the Tea Countries

After the Opium Wars, Robert Fortune ventured into the Chinese interior to collect samples of plants as well as tea plants and seeds. In this extract of his travels he recounts how he returned from the tea district near Sung-lo, in the modern day province of Anhui. He is now on Kintang Island, off the coast of present day Ningbo, before returning to Hong Kong with his finds.

Read more about “A Journey to the Tea Countries” by Robert Fortune by following this link to China Heritage Quarterly.