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Tea and EmpireJames Taylor in Victorian Ceylon$
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Angela McCarthy and T. M. Devine

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781526119056

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526119056.001.0001

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Globalising Ceylon tea

Globalising Ceylon tea

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(p.83) 4 Globalising Ceylon tea
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Tea and Empire
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Angela McCarthy

T.M. Devine

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526119056.003.0005

This chapter examines Ceylon’s advantages in tea cultivation and why it was able to compete so effectively alongside India against the traditional hegemony of China in the British tea market. It pays special attention to the marketing of Ceylon tea especially at international exhibitions and the development of syndicates to market the product globally.

Keywords:   Ceylon tea, International exhibitions, Sir Thomas Lipton, China, India, Globalisation, Britain, British Empire, James Taylor

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