Tea is grown in plantations in the mountains of Gehennum, is [[[trade | exported]], and is a very popular drink. Although its stimulating effects are recognised, it is not classified as a drug. Tea is considered a more ceremonious drink than coffee, and much more commonly is served with meals and as a courtesy refreshment to visitors.

In the Classical Period a ceremony is emerging in which the host makes and serves tea, and by the Decadent Period this has become established as a formality for greeting honoured guests, beginning important discussions, and starting a small but important meeting.

Although similarly formal and stylised, the Gehennese tea ceremony does not resemble a Japanese tea ceremony in its intention or significance.

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