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Early American Dominance in the Great Tea Races

There are many factors that lead up to the world famous tea clipper races in the mid 19th century, where merchant companies raced each other three quarters of the way across the globe to command the best price for tea….
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The Famous Tea Clipper Races

Arguably some of the most dramatic nautical events of the 19th century were the famous “tea clipper races” that pitted merchant companies against one another in a bid to see who could bring tea from China to London the fastest….
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