It begins with a rich, storied history– dynasties and empires rising and falling– all for this great luxury. That story has created more than a timeless hand-crafted drink, but an occasion to experience something beyond enchanting aromatics or uncommon flavors. It tells a centuries-old story of affluence and leisure that has changed the world. It’s never just black tea or green. It’s witnessing an exchange of knowledge, a meeting of culture and language, a clash of ideas.