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Chests, tubs, and lots of tea: the European market for Chinese tea and the Swedish East India company, c. 1730-1760
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
2015 (English)In: Goods from the East, 1600-1800: trading Eurasia / [ed] Felicia Gottman, Hanna Hodacs, Chris Nierstrasz, Maxine Berg, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 277-293 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

What distinguished the Swedish company was that most of the tea it brought to Gothenburg was subsequently re-exported. From Canton and via Gothenburg the tea was shipped onwards to wholesalers in Hamburg, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. A significant amount was smuggled into Britain. This chapter analyses this trade, focusing on volumes, assortments, qualities, prices and purchasers illuminating how quantities and qualities were negotiated with both foreign consumers and far-distant producers.

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Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 277-293 p.
, Europe's Asian Centuries
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tea, Swedish East India Company, trade history
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-114486ISBN: 9781137403933OAI: diva2:792719
Available from: 2015-03-05 Created: 2015-03-05 Last updated: 2015-12-09Bibliographically approved

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