Weenie asked Ann Leckie:

What does Radchaai tea taste like? Like tea as we know it, ie green tea, black tea?

Ann Leckie I actually wrote a blog post about this: http://www.annleckie.com/2014/09/22/t...

Short answer--Radchaai tea is real tea, camellia sinensis. There are lots of different ways to process and drink tea, so lots of different tastes even today, and no doubt not all of the Radchaai tea tastes quite exactly like what we drink today, but some of it might, and some of it might be equivalent.
Ann Leckie

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