How did the tea trade start between Chinese and British?

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How did the tea trade start between Chinese and British?
Answer:

  • In the late 18th century, the English East India Company was buying tea and silk from China for sale in England.
  • As tea became a popular English drink, the tea trade became more and more important.
  • In 1785, about 15 million pounds of tea was being imported into England.
  • By 1830, the figure had jumped over 30 million pounds.
  • In fact, the profits of the East India Company began to depend on the tea trade.