Tea Corner is unlocked when the player reaches level 7.
Players can 'pay to play' Tea Corner from level 5 onward, where they can choose to pay with crystals (which will need to be bought with real money) to unlock the Picture early, rather than waiting until they reach level 7 and unlock it for free through normal game play.
Tea Corner was introduced during The Legend Returns Update (February 2017). For the duration of the challenge, Jade Crystal special items are needed in addition to energy points to play Tea Corner. Jade Crystals are given as rewards for every successful investigation for every picture, as well as for banishing anomalies, but not for playing puzzles.
From the Diary:
"Today I was approached by Alfred, who found the pieces of a photo. When we restored it, we saw an old tea shop. Alfred recognized it immediately. Richard was looking for his friend, a person whom he called "the best fellow", for a long time in that shop. He never found him. Is this poor fellow still imprisoned in this shop? We need to find out!"
Tea Corner is one of the 25 pictures in the game that does not reward any combining elements, but does reward collection items that require a large number of combining elements to combine.
- Bixi turtle
- Domino tile
- Good luck knot
- Hot pot
- Tea tree
- Warrior figure
Morphs and Pieces modes have their own items that need to be found, separate from those listed above.
Rewards for PlayingEdit
Tea Corner is a Collection Item only Picture. This means its list of potential rewards for each play only contains regular Collection Items, mode dependent Collection Items (depending on what mode the Picture is currently in), and Quest Items (if a Quest is currently active for the Picture). The list of potential rewards for Tea Corner is made up of 5 Collections added by The Legend Returns Update, all 5 of which will reward Jade Crystals during The Legend Returns timed event.
- Myths of China - 10 Jade Crystals
- Old books - 15 Jade Crystals
- Inventions of China - 20 Jade Crystals
- Ingredients for recovery - 25 Jade Crystals
- Monkey King - 30 Jade Crystals
When Tea Corner is first opened, it is at Novice level, and only the first 4 items from the Myths of China collection will be on the list of potential rewards. As the level of the Picture is increased, more and more items will be unlocked as potential rewards.
The amount of energy required to play Tea Corner will increase as the level of the Picture is increased. The experience points and coins rewards for each win of the Picture will also increase to match the increase in resource demands.