M. Seeley Husted
Hankow Dec 17th 1906.My Dear Friend:-I received your letter saying you had received the tea O.k. and am gratified beyond measure to think you liked it; for, as a rule people at home do not like the pure black or Chinese tea, but rather prefer a mixture. Since receiving your letter I have been lucky in getting a one cat[illegible] # tin of "kai-[illegible]" tea, This is the very best tea grown in China and as there is very little of it grown I was very lucky to get this: I hope although you will receive it rather late that you will accept it as a X-mas gift. Furthermore dont think because I say it is the best that it is sure to be so for I don't suppose I ever drank a dozen cups of tea in my life and although now I am right in the heart of a tea country I never touch it myself unless compelled to from a social point of view.I have written to several people to try and procure me some specimens but as yet have had no replies. I sincerely hope to be able to procure some at no very distant date.There is one question I would like to ask you, on my shooting trips I have several times come accross 03788
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