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Feb 4, 2011 | 7:58 AM EST
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High Tea is a strategic plate-spinning game, you play an independent British smuggler selling opium in China's Pearl Delta.

Buy cheap and sell high to make a profit, but make sure you also obtain enough tea to keep Britain happy. You have ten years before the opium wars begin - can you make your fortune?

Based on historical events, this game also shines a light on a questionable episode in the history of the British Empire.



Rated 5 / 5 stars February 5, 2011

Did you hear that?

That was the sound of this game completely blowing my mind!!!! I love it! It's really difficult, but it's the good kind of difficult, the kind that makes you come back for more... and more and more! 3 enthusiastic thumbs up, 6/5 score, 11/10 stars, one of the very best games I have played on Newgrounds!


Rated 5 / 5 stars February 11, 2011


I had to play this game again and again until I beat it; and I finished 1839 with 2%!


Rated 5 / 5 stars February 8, 2011

Awesome Game

Really brilliant, i like it and i learnd insteresting stuff about the british history.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars February 4, 2011


man this is great!

it was hard as hell!
a tip for who is starting
AVOID AT THE MOST TO SELL UNDER 15 CHESTS! unless its 99 or something...
50 chest for 50 prices end up being much better than 15 for 99
just don't let your money or anything siting around for long


Rated 5 / 5 stars February 14, 2011

Great fun!

At first glance, this game appears to be simple, but requires a somewhat complex strategy. Therefore, making it the perfect flash game My only complaint is that in the late game, it gets rather annoying only being allowed to buy 30 crates of tea or Opium at a time. The gameplay mechanics can most likely be applied to a number of historical scenarios(E.G. trading rum for slaves).
Anyway, here is the strategy I used:
1.) buy low, sell high, this one is obvious
2.) but always keep at least a few crates of opium in reserve, you never know when a big order will pop up.
3.) If you have 3 or more boats, don't worry about losing one to the Chinese, especially if you have a bribe card.
4.) Keep an eye on your deadlines, and of course the constantly fluctuating prices.
5.) Always keep a little cash in reserve, you never know when the tea or opium market will bottom out.
6.) But not too much cash, there is no point in saving money. if you have 8,000+, spend some of it on tea, regardless of current price.

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