Tag: Robert Fortune

Globe-trotting, Tea and Travel

The Tea Thief Slept Here: A Visit to Chelsea Physic Garden, Parts I, II and III

 Part I: The Garden   “I do not know anything half so refreshing on a hot summer’s day as a cup of tea; I mean pure and genuine as the Chinese drink it, without sugar and milk, It is far better and much more refreshing than either wine or beer.” Ch VII, pg 116, A journey to the Tea Countries of China, Robt. Fortune, 1858 London was hot in August – not as oppressively hot as my August trip to […]