When, as Chinese legend tells, leaves from a Camellia sinensis shrub fell into boiling water, and the drinking of tea was discovered, there was little to indicate that, five millennia later, it would be the world’s second most consumed beverage after water, appreciated for both its flavour and restorative properties.

The rarefied world of high altitude teas, nestled amongst montane forests nurtured by moisture-laden cloud banks, sets the mood for Tranquility. Delicately sculpted reliefs of rugged peaks and precipitous cliffs play across graceful curvilinear forms derived from the cloud motif of classical oriental art, conjuring the romance of tea, its fabled origins, and the rituals of its enjoyment.

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