Tuesdays With Norwood, Re-Steeped: The Struggles of Charles Bruce & The Adventures of Robert Fortune, Esq..

Charles Bruce, writing to John Company superiors, 1 October 1836

It had been hard, even with law enforcement breaking down, to attain tea seeds of good quality. Even when you discovered a retailer willing to wink at the legislation and sell you some, the chances were…(Read more)

Sometimes even Robert Fortune enjoyed moments of calmness. His second visit to China was at the behest of…(Read more)

Part Two

Photo”John Company” is copyright under Public Domain”As You Please” Permit to Project Gutenberg and has been submitted unaltered (origin )
Returning, since it’s time we need to, into the history of tea we left the Tea Committee of 1834 assuring the Honorable Company Tea not only might be grown but was actually rising in India. This news took directors by surprise illustrates…(Read more)
We’re going back to the archives to revisit this classic post by James Norwood Pratt. This post contains the only”The Struggles of Charles Bruce” along with also the two-part sequence”The Adventures of Robert Fortune, Esq.”. We have added the end of every one and a link to take you if you would love to read them as a succession, or you can choose that you want to peruse below. Enjoy!

The Struggles of Charles Bruce


… In short, her scandalous reputation/Has shocked the whole of this Hellish state; / And each turbaned Chinoiserie, / With whole we ought to sip our black Bohea, / Can stretch out her simian fingers lean / To scrape you, my dears, like a mandolin; / For hell is just as properly proper / As Greenwich, or Bath, or Joppa!

Published at Tue, 17 Sep 2019 08:00:49 +0000

Dame Edith Sitwell, from Facade

Part One

… as I am exposed to all weathers, and at all seasons, at such unhealthy jungles, if I regrettably be taken off by a jungle fever (I entreat) that Government would kindly make some provision for my loved ones, since I am an uncovenanted servant.