Monday, May 22, 2006

Tea Hunt

I had an easy mission with General Kenobi. We were to go to Dantooine on a diplomatic mission. The mission it self was easy. The hard part was keeping up with Kenobi and his fascination with trying different teas. He had picked up this habit from Qui-Gon, who had learned it from his Master, Count Dooku.

We were told there was a man, who lived in the remote town of Mercy in on Dantooine who was considered by all to be one of the system’s foremost authority on tea. This man also was reported to have developed the most fantastic tasting tea anywhere in the galaxy.

Kenobi scoffed at the idea, thinking that no tea came out of the remote provinces, because there was no way to grow it in such a dry region. We were informed that the tea was not grown but was brewed from the fur of a creature called a Kolo.

We hired a guide to take us deep into the remote region of Dantooine. Once in the town, we found the only cantina, and ordered a cup of the mysterious beverage.

The cup was placed before him. General Kenobi spent many moments noting the color, the aroma, and the viscosity. He took a small sip. It was good! He then followed with a big mouthful, and was suddenly gagging and spitting, clutching at his mouth.

"What is this?" he exclaimed, holding up a handful of what appeared to be short, coarse threads.

"Oh, that's Kolo fur," replied the bartender.

"You mean to tell me that you don't strain out the fur?" asked Kenobi, incredulous.

"Of course not," replied the bartender, "The Kolo tea of Mercy is never strained!"

16 comments:

Lt. Cmdr Oneida said...

Well, it's better than that Kopi Luwak coffee. Go ahead, google it, I dare ya.

Did you get any tea while you were there? And I must admit, General Kenobi is my favorite Jedi to go with on a mission.

A Army Of (Cl)One said...

TAK: "Hey waiter this Kopi Luwak coffee taste like Cr@p!"

Waiter: "Why thank you for noticing, Sir!"

Dark Jedi Kriss said...

You get hairballs at the diner too. Does Dex import that stuff? But you would think Obi-wan would be used to hairballs, he wears one on his chin. (Sorry, Master)

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

They wash the beans before they brew it, right?


right?

Lt. Cmdr Oneida said...

LOL at Tak and Jon.

And Tak, I might have to start calling you Portia from now on, very eloquent :)

Jabafatboy said...

The Whole Problem with this is that ITS TEA ! Gotta Have Some Huttian Coffee if Ya wanna grow hair on anything.

A Army Of (Cl)One said...

Lt. Cmdr: is that Portia: as in the "privacy, obligation and rights in technoligies of information assesment" becasue of my mad sluthing skills or Portia: as in the seventh known satellite of Uranus, named for the character in Shakespeare's play Merchant of Venice, because I am always hovering around your _ _ _?

Magneto said...

$600 a pound! You travel in some high-falutin circles, Oneida.

Lt. Cmdr Oneida said...

Tak, I'll let you pick which ever reason you like best ;)

Captain Berk said...

Kenobi should have known better.

I made the same mistake on Rijel 14 when I ordered a 'dooobian mound tea'.

That is also brewed with hair, but not from the head.

Wedge Antillies said...

I thinnk you are all a bunch of sick people. Boiling any part of an animal whould be called soup, not tea, and good tea is never strained.

Cardboard Knight said...

Blech. My nurse makes tea. I don't know if it is even good for you. BLWAHH..

Jaina Solo said...

Groan... I had a J.E.D.I on that today...

Vampirella said...

Onieda... ewwwwwwwww yuck

I have a favorite I think the translation is the 7 treasures of shinobi

its a green tea

Private Hudson said...

Was this a joke? I don't get it.

Master Yoda said...

Raged for years in the Jedi Temple, a debate has-

Better, which is - Koala Tea, or Quanta Tea? Personally, Koala Tea over Quanta Tea I prefer. To the Younglings I serve it. Every day, Koala Tea Time with them I make sure to have.