Elisabeth Waidhofen is a beautiful young woman from the village of Vösendorf, Austria. Her free spirit and sharp mind can’t handle anymore the limitations of the rural environment so she ventures to the capital of the country, Vienna.
The Ball of the Tea is a festival held every year at Schonbrunn Palace. As a leading tea manufacturer, Count Andreas von Hochwaltmont is there, proudly presenting his new tea flavors.
When attending it, Elisabeth has no idea that she is about to be thrown into the sweet realm of love. She fears giving in, but Andreas`s green eyes and charm won`t leave her at peace so easily.
On the other hand, Andreas is intrigued by this fascinating young woman. He is well aware of the “respectful” ladies from the Viennese aristocracy but what is it with Elisabeth that he can’t take his eyes off her?
It started as a play for him. Another woman? Yes, why not? After all, she is beautiful and so damn elegant!
For this, Andreas is ready to play the game! However, soon he will discover that Elisabeth is more than that. Her warm and noble soul makes him fall in love with her, but there is an obstacle between them. What is this obstacle?
What secret is keeping Horst Volker, the mayor of Vösendorf, a secret that involves Elisabeth’s father?
And Karl von Becker, what dirty charade will he play on Andreas`s sister, Christine?