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Tea and Empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon

Angela McCarthy and T. M. Devine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526119056
eISBN:
9781526128201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119056.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book examines the remarkable life story of James Taylor, renowned as ‘the father of the Ceylon tea enterprise’. Published in 2017, the 150th anniversary of Ceylon tea, the book documents ... More


Transition to tea

Angela McCarthy and T.M. Devine

in Tea and Empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526119056
eISBN:
9781526128201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119056.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Ceylon was a latecomer to the global trade in tea. When James Taylor began his experimental attempts at planting in the later 1860s, the two dominant suppliers to the international market were China ... More


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