M. S. Husted
probably know this is the great tea shipping port of China and I am taking the liberty of sending you a box of the best obtainable. If I remember rightly you are parcial to a good cup of tea and I hope this will "tickle your palate" as the saying goes.It is first season and all selected stock. As you know I am an appriser ain the chinese customs and in such a position where we examine and pass many tons of tea each working day I have a chance to get as much as I like to have, and of any quality.Kindly accept the tea with my compliments and best wishes for yourself and family.I am honoured to sign myselfYour FriendM. S. HustedI. M. CustomsHaukowChina03749
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