"You are the British. You like tea and you must coordinate your ships and bank account to get as much as possible. This starts out very easy at first as the game introduces you to your tasks of buying and selling and maintaining this economic triangle. Things get more complicated as the interactive history lesson plays out. The price of opium rises and falls as well as the price of tea. Ports become risky to sell to and you can lose your ships (or bribe an official) until you effectively “lose the game”."
John from That Gamer Hub