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[center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/kk5kaag52acu28a/windtop.png[/img][font=Cambria][size=7]Singing Shrine Tea and Ale House[/size][/font][/center] [center][url= https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/art/2971072/1#post_2971072][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/845645571586916432/873404160643563540/Singing_Shrine_Tea_and_Ale_House_small.png[/img][/url][/center] [center][i]At the heart of Lotus Song stands the Singing Shrine, lovingly restored. The bottommost floor has been converted into a teahouse, with low tables and plush cushions for customers to settle in at. In one corner sits an elegant veilspun, plucking expertly at a guzheng, filling the room with traditional wind flight music. A nocturne beams at you from behind the counter, tea pots carefully displayed on the shelves behind her. Another room lies beyond.[/i][/center] [columns][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/dragon/48140708][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/portraits/481408/48140708p.png[/img][/url][nextcol][indent]Welcome to the Singing Shrine Tea and Ale House! We're delighted to have you. You'll find that we serve all manner of teas, with both traditional and original recipes from all over Sornieth. My name is [b]Gwen[/b], and I own the establishment along with my sister [b]Mel[/b].[/indent][/columns] [center][i]Gwen gestures at the doorway behind her, and another nocturne pokes her head out, looking put-upon.[/i][/center] [indent][indent][indent][indent][indent][indent][indent][columns][right]We don't do ales.[/right][nextcol][indent][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/dragon/48140709][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/portraits/481408/48140709p.png[/img][/url][/indent][/indent][/indent][/indent][/indent][/indent][/indent][/indent][/columns] [columns][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/dragon/48140708][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/portraits/481408/48140708p.png[/img][/url][nextcol][indent]Right! That part of the name is mostly aspirational for now. But in the meanwhile, we're happy to share our prized collection of quality teas, made by our very own certified, traditionally trained teamaster![/indent][/columns] [center][i]Mel makes a face, and vanishes into the back room. Gwen seems unbothered.[/i][/center] [columns][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/dragon/48140708][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/portraits/481408/48140708p.png[/img][/url][nextcol][indent]Feel free to take a seat anywhere, and have a look at our menu! I'll be right with you.[/indent][/columns] [center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/x70o1tgtwji443a/windbottom.png[/img][/center]
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At the heart of Lotus Song stands the Singing Shrine, lovingly restored. The bottommost floor has been converted into a teahouse, with low tables and plush cushions for customers to settle in at. In one corner sits an elegant veilspun, plucking expertly at a guzheng, filling the room with traditional wind flight music. A nocturne beams at you from behind the counter, tea pots carefully displayed on the shelves behind her. Another room lies beyond.
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Welcome to the Singing Shrine Tea and Ale House! We're delighted to have you. You'll find that we serve all manner of teas, with both traditional and original recipes from all over Sornieth. My name is Gwen, and I own the establishment along with my sister Mel.
Gwen gestures at the doorway behind her, and another nocturne pokes her head out, looking put-upon.
We don't do ales.
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Right! That part of the name is mostly aspirational for now. But in the meanwhile, we're happy to share our prized collection of quality teas, made by our very own certified, traditionally trained teamaster!
Mel makes a face, and vanishes into the back room. Gwen seems unbothered.
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Feel free to take a seat anywhere, and have a look at our menu! I'll be right with you.
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[center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/kk5kaag52acu28a/windtop.png[/img] [font=Cambria][size=7]Menu[/size][/font][/center] [b]Seasonal Selections[/b] [LIST] [*][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2877001/1#post_43751681]Solstice Sweet Tea[/url] [emoji=sun size=1] [i]This sweet iced tea is perfect for the hot months, and incorporates traditional juneflower. Raspberries and blackberries add a fruity, summery kick![/i] [*][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2877001/2#post_46628845]Apple Barley Tea[/url] [emoji=maple leaf size=1] [i]This autumnal brew is a roasted grain infusion, combining a smoky barley flavour with apple sweetness and a hint of cinnamon.[/i] [*][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2877001/4#post_48752587]Winter Quenchya[/url] [emoji=snowflake size=1] [i]Inspired by the ongoing debate of hot vs. cold weather, this wintery twist on a desert brew will warm any dragon.[/i] [/LIST] [b]Around the World in 80 Sips[/b] [LIST] [*][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2877001/1#post_43751707]Brightshine Julep Tea[/url] [emoji=light rune size=1] [i]Inspired by time spent in the Sunbeam Ruins, this warm brew combines traditional sunbeam fig liqueur with a mild floral tea.[/i] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/810645265660248084/814284617834168330/Julep.png[/img][/center] [*][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2877001/1#post_43751808]Morning Crackle[/url] [emoji=lightning rune size=1] [i]Sure to inspire a spark on your tongue, this caffeinated brew is made from herbs native to the Shifting Expanse, and comes with high-voltage almond biscuits.[/i] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/810645265660248084/814987050662232094/Crackle.png[/img][/center] [*][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2877001/1#post_43758650]Cindercup[/url] [emoji=fire rune size=1] [i]This sweet brew has a fiery kick, and employs an old Ashfall Waste folk remedy to clear the lungs of any lingering smoke.[/i] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/810645265660248084/814987047659372554/Cinder.png[/img][/center] [*][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2877001#post_43907960]Shooting Starbrew[/url] [emoji=arcane rune size=1] [i]With a sweet, floral flavour and a dash of stardust, this arcane drink lives up to its name.[/i] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/810645265660248084/815686547164233758/Starfall.png[/img][/center] [*][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2877001/2#post_43908311]Rot Tea[/url] [emoji=plague rune size=1] [i]Despite its perhaps uninspiring name, Rot Tea is a sweet and nutritious brew, originally designed to sustain dragons on the long trip across the Boneyard.[/i] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/810645265660248084/840298972391407626/Rot.png[/img][/center] [*][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2877001/2#post_43912896]Mesa Mug[/url] [emoji=earth rune size=1] [i]Mesa Mug is Mel's take on an earth flight classic, with a nutty flavour and a side of living stone teacakes.[/i] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/810645265660248084/821147006301896764/Mesa.png[/img][/center] [*][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2877001/2#post_44050107]Blizzard Brew[/url] [emoji=ice rune size=1] [i]There's nothing better than riding out a snowstorm at home with a warm mug of Blizzard Brew.[/i] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/810645265660248084/822574259318554664/Blizzard.png[/img][/center] [*][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2877001/2#post_44050267]Daffodil Dark[/url] [emoji=shadow rune size=1] [i]A favourite amongst gamblers and criminals of all stripes, this shadow flight specialty is not for the faint of heart.[/i] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/810645265660248084/827659700296089661/Dark.png[/img][/center] [*][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2877001/2#post_44050350]Mistral Jasmine Tea[/url] [emoji=wind rune size=1] [i]This Mistral Jamboree favourite will be familiar to all windborn dragons! The sweet herbal tea is served with a side of green apple slices.[/i] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/810645265660248084/832725059616505936/Jasmine.png[/img][/center] [*][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2877001/2#post_44050507]Thousand-Current Cup[/url] [emoji=water rune size=1] [i]Mel's famous tea under the sea takes advantage of flavours that many land-bound dragons seldom experience.[/i] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/810645265660248084/840298265453789274/Current.png[/img][/center] [*][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2877001/2#post_44050574]Brewhemoth Boba[/url] [emoji=nature rune size=1] [i]While tapioca pearls are gaining in popularity across Sornieth, Mel's brew brings it back to the source with traditional nature-flight ingredients.[/i] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/810645265660248084/840304739983687750/Brewhemoth.png[/img][/center] [/LIST] [center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/x70o1tgtwji443a/windbottom.png[/img][/center]
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Menu
Seasonal Selections
  • Solstice Sweet Tea
    This sweet iced tea is perfect for the hot months, and incorporates traditional juneflower. Raspberries and blackberries add a fruity, summery kick!
  • Apple Barley Tea
    This autumnal brew is a roasted grain infusion, combining a smoky barley flavour with apple sweetness and a hint of cinnamon.
  • Winter Quenchya
    Inspired by the ongoing debate of hot vs. cold weather, this wintery twist on a desert brew will warm any dragon.

Around the World in 80 Sips
  • Brightshine Julep Tea
    Inspired by time spent in the Sunbeam Ruins, this warm brew combines traditional sunbeam fig liqueur with a mild floral tea.
    Julep.png
  • Morning Crackle
    Sure to inspire a spark on your tongue, this caffeinated brew is made from herbs native to the Shifting Expanse, and comes with high-voltage almond biscuits.
    Crackle.png
  • Cindercup
    This sweet brew has a fiery kick, and employs an old Ashfall Waste folk remedy to clear the lungs of any lingering smoke.
    Cinder.png
  • Shooting Starbrew
    With a sweet, floral flavour and a dash of stardust, this arcane drink lives up to its name.
    Starfall.png
  • Rot Tea
    Despite its perhaps uninspiring name, Rot Tea is a sweet and nutritious brew, originally designed to sustain dragons on the long trip across the Boneyard.
    Rot.png
  • Mesa Mug
    Mesa Mug is Mel's take on an earth flight classic, with a nutty flavour and a side of living stone teacakes.
    Mesa.png
  • Blizzard Brew
    There's nothing better than riding out a snowstorm at home with a warm mug of Blizzard Brew.
    Blizzard.png
  • Daffodil Dark
    A favourite amongst gamblers and criminals of all stripes, this shadow flight specialty is not for the faint of heart.
    Dark.png
  • Mistral Jasmine Tea
    This Mistral Jamboree favourite will be familiar to all windborn dragons! The sweet herbal tea is served with a side of green apple slices.
    Jasmine.png
  • Thousand-Current Cup
    Mel's famous tea under the sea takes advantage of flavours that many land-bound dragons seldom experience.
    Current.png
  • Brewhemoth Boba
    While tapioca pearls are gaining in popularity across Sornieth, Mel's brew brings it back to the source with traditional nature-flight ingredients.
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[center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/kk5kaag52acu28a/windtop.png[/img] [font=Cambria][size=6]Affiliates[/size][/font][/center] [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/3009798/1]The Sornieth Culinary Society[/url] [center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/k1b4ynhewlhqjdz/windmidsmall.png[/img] [font=Cambria][size=6]Credits[/size][/font][/center] The gorgeous Singing Shrine emblem is by [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/art/2971072/1#post_2971072]Sifa[/url]! The beautiful tea sachet artwork is courtesy of [url=https://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=userpage&id=322276]KronosDViolinist[/url]! Credit for header/footer graphics used goes to user [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/dragon/41532333]osiem[/url] and their wonderful work! [center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/k1b4ynhewlhqjdz/windmidsmall.png[/img] [font=Cambria][size=6]Regulars[/size][/font][/center] [quote]#brevityis #flootzavut #Animangod #Naramyon #Arinyl #argante #Kaykao #Medievalredragon #Twalio #Silkshoes #Scribbnauts #cartographic #kwozmotis #SpearTheDemon #Gakipper[/quote] [size=2]Regulars will be pinged for updates when new menu items are added![/size] [center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/x70o1tgtwji443a/windbottom.png[/img][/center]
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Affiliates
The Sornieth Culinary Society
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Credits
The gorgeous Singing Shrine emblem is by Sifa!

The beautiful tea sachet artwork is courtesy of KronosDViolinist!

Credit for header/footer graphics used goes to user osiem and their wonderful work!
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Regulars
Quote:
#brevityis #flootzavut #Animangod #Naramyon #Arinyl #argante #Kaykao #Medievalredragon #Twalio #Silkshoes #Scribbnauts #cartographic #kwozmotis #SpearTheDemon #Gakipper

Regulars will be pinged for updates when new menu items are added!
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reserved just in case
reserved just in case
[center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/kk5kaag52acu28a/windtop.png[/img] [font=Cambria][size=7]New Menu Item![/size][/font][/center] [font=Cambria][size=6]Solstice Sweet Tea[/size][/font] [i]Mel's iced Solstice Sweet Tea is a fruity treat for the summer months. Juneflower is a traditional midsummer snack, said to bring good luck for the weeks ahead, and with a bit of nature magic, raspberries and blackberries can be harvested early to provide a fruity kick![/i] [item=raspberry][item=sweet grass][item=juneflower][item=blackberry] [b]Instructions[/b]: The sweet grass and juneflower are the base components of the tea, measured to taste. The dryness of the juneflower balances out the sweet grass, so if you like your teas extra sugary, portion accordingly. Mel recommends letting the tea steep for ten minutes in boiling water, with a few raspberries added. After steeping, remove the tea leaves and raspberries and let the tea chill somewhere cold. When you're ready to partake, pop in some berries and enjoy! [center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/x70o1tgtwji443a/windbottom.png[/img][/center]
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New Menu Item!
Solstice Sweet Tea

Mel's iced Solstice Sweet Tea is a fruity treat for the summer months. Juneflower is a traditional midsummer snack, said to bring good luck for the weeks ahead, and with a bit of nature magic, raspberries and blackberries can be harvested early to provide a fruity kick!



Instructions: The sweet grass and juneflower are the base components of the tea, measured to taste. The dryness of the juneflower balances out the sweet grass, so if you like your teas extra sugary, portion accordingly. Mel recommends letting the tea steep for ten minutes in boiling water, with a few raspberries added. After steeping, remove the tea leaves and raspberries and let the tea chill somewhere cold. When you're ready to partake, pop in some berries and enjoy!
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[center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/spo53ay6wmoqf5k/lighttop2.png[/img] [font=Cambria][size=7]New Menu Item![/size][/font][/center] [font=Cambria][size=6]Brightshine Julep Tea[/size][/font] [i]Sunbeam fig liqueur is a traditional Brightshine drink in the Sunbeam Ruins, albeit one that many out-of-flighters find polarising. Mel has created a mild floral tea using other native ingredients, which mellows out the fig liqueur's intense flavour.[/i] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/810645265660248084/814284617834168330/Julep.png[/img] [item=dusty marigold][item=orchid cactus][item=dayglo thresh][item=sunbeam fig][/center] [b]Instructions[/b]: The majority of the brew should be comprised of dusty marigold and orchid cactus, in portions of 2:1. A skilled brewer can add a pinch of dayglo thresh (beware of the bitter flavour). The tea should be steeped over a low simmering heat source until it reaches a pale peach colour, at which point the sunbeam fig liqueur can be added to taste. If dayglo thresh was included, a spark of magic will light the brew up with an appropriately festive glow! [center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/etypi97g8qkqrii/lightbottom2.png[/img][/center]
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New Menu Item!
Brightshine Julep Tea

Sunbeam fig liqueur is a traditional Brightshine drink in the Sunbeam Ruins, albeit one that many out-of-flighters find polarising. Mel has created a mild floral tea using other native ingredients, which mellows out the fig liqueur's intense flavour.
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Instructions: The majority of the brew should be comprised of dusty marigold and orchid cactus, in portions of 2:1. A skilled brewer can add a pinch of dayglo thresh (beware of the bitter flavour). The tea should be steeped over a low simmering heat source until it reaches a pale peach colour, at which point the sunbeam fig liqueur can be added to taste. If dayglo thresh was included, a spark of magic will light the brew up with an appropriately festive glow!
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[center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/zyclhpf6dv31m57/lightningtop.png[/img] [font=Cambria][size=7]New Menu Item![/size][/font][/center] [font=Cambria][size=6]Morning Crackle[/size][/font] [i]This brew is sure to wake you up, with a staticky crackle across the tongue and a kick of caffeine. Mel designed this brew with the hardworking dragons of the Shifting Expanse in mind, and finds it pairs best with traditional almond biscuits.[/i] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/810645265660248084/814987050662232094/Crackle.png[/img] [item=charged duneberry][item=sugary prickleaf][item=manyleaves][item=high-voltage almonds][/center] [b]Instructions[/b]: Sweet sugary prickleaf and staticky manyleaves form the base of this brew, with a hearty fruit flavour added from dried charged duneberries. Steep in boiled water for five to ten minutes, depending on how strong you like it. Mel recommends steeping during a storm where possible, as the electricity in the air strengthens the duneberries' flavour. Biscuits made with high-voltage almonds are an ideal accompaniment. [center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/8j5x6ctsche062g/lightningbottom.png[/img][/center]
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New Menu Item!
Morning Crackle

This brew is sure to wake you up, with a staticky crackle across the tongue and a kick of caffeine. Mel designed this brew with the hardworking dragons of the Shifting Expanse in mind, and finds it pairs best with traditional almond biscuits.
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Instructions: Sweet sugary prickleaf and staticky manyleaves form the base of this brew, with a hearty fruit flavour added from dried charged duneberries. Steep in boiled water for five to ten minutes, depending on how strong you like it. Mel recommends steeping during a storm where possible, as the electricity in the air strengthens the duneberries' flavour. Biscuits made with high-voltage almonds are an ideal accompaniment.
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[center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/1dgwdc3wz15yjps/firetop.png[/img] [font=Cambria][size=7]New Menu Item![/size][/font][/center] [font=Cambria][size=6]Cindercup[/size][/font] [i]The native clans of the Ashfall Waste have a surprisingly rich culinary tradition, which Mel has tapped into for this brew. Cindercup is sweet and has a fiery kick, and incorporates a traditional fire flight medicinal trick.[/i] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/810645265660248084/814987047659372554/Cinder.png[/img] [item=cindermint][item=smolderpetal][item=potash peach][item=wisp fruit][/center] [b]Instructions[/b]: The ideal mix of tea leaves should be three parts cindermint, two parts dried potash peach, and one part smolderpetal. A small amount of essence of wispfruit is also added to clear the lungs of lingering smoke, an old remedy discovered by the dragons of the fire flight. The tea should be steeped at high heat for fifteen minutes, and drunk as hot as you can handle it. [center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/mf5adycppkhgcpr/firebottom.png[/img][/center]
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New Menu Item!
Cindercup

The native clans of the Ashfall Waste have a surprisingly rich culinary tradition, which Mel has tapped into for this brew. Cindercup is sweet and has a fiery kick, and incorporates a traditional fire flight medicinal trick.
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Instructions: The ideal mix of tea leaves should be three parts cindermint, two parts dried potash peach, and one part smolderpetal. A small amount of essence of wispfruit is also added to clear the lungs of lingering smoke, an old remedy discovered by the dragons of the fire flight. The tea should be steeped at high heat for fifteen minutes, and drunk as hot as you can handle it.
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I would love a cup of solstice sweet tea, please!
I would love a cup of solstice sweet tea, please!
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[center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/qnsvl4q1hbyggi5/arcanetop.png[/img] [font=Cambria][size=7]New Menu Item![/size][/font][/center] [font=Cambria][size=6]Shooting Starbrew[/size][/font] [i]The flavours enjoyed across the Starfall Isles are as eclectic as the dragons who live there. Mel has crafted a brew to gentle these tastes for members of the other flights, but the metallic tang of stardust - a crucial cultural element - does not appeal to all.[/i] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/810645265660248084/815686547164233758/Starfall.png[/img] [item=starfall blossom][item=puckerberries][item=alstroemeria][item=celestine][/center] [b]Instructions[/b]: Starfall blossoms and alstroemeria form the sweet, full base of this brew, with dried puckerberries adding a burst of tartness. The tea should be steeped at a low temperature away from any volatile magical objects, to avoid spontaneous eruption of the starfall blossoms. Just a bit of stardust – or celestine in a pinch – is traditionally added during the steeping, lending the final product a slight metallic taste that isn't to everyone's liking. [center][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/nm0z9g1pkrloiln/arcanebottom.png[/img][/center]
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New Menu Item!
Shooting Starbrew

The flavours enjoyed across the Starfall Isles are as eclectic as the dragons who live there. Mel has crafted a brew to gentle these tastes for members of the other flights, but the metallic tang of stardust - a crucial cultural element - does not appeal to all.
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Instructions: Starfall blossoms and alstroemeria form the sweet, full base of this brew, with dried puckerberries adding a burst of tartness. The tea should be steeped at a low temperature away from any volatile magical objects, to avoid spontaneous eruption of the starfall blossoms. Just a bit of stardust – or celestine in a pinch – is traditionally added during the steeping, lending the final product a slight metallic taste that isn't to everyone's liking.
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