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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 4.5 / 5 stars


Very nice, but after 5 or 6 games, no more people wanted to buy opium AT ALL, so I ended with lots of opium and nobody wanting it. I don't know if this is a bug or people just get tired of opium, lol


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


it was very entertaining and a good challenge. Very smooth graphics and good game rhythm!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


But I thought opium originated in China, and was imported to Britain. Either way, this is a good game. We see many games romaticize history, white-washing over the unsavory parts. But this one gets down to reality (drug trafficking) and the reason for it (commerce). Good job!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Though I don't know whether the price fluctuation was scripted or not, i found this a reeeaally good game. Follow-up (if there is goint to be one) could have just a little more depth, but it mustn't lose its speed.
318 Billions cups of tea drunk ans
237 million families ruined :')


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Lots of fun, buuuuuut...

Could you find it in your heart to give the option to sell your boats? There is no earthly reason I should need 5 at any time in the game... I have at most 3 in use at any given time. Being able to get even one emergency $1000 injection of capital in the last ten seconds of the game would have gotten me through...