|“||Drink from this golden goblet. It contains the purest of herbal tea. It will give you great strength! [src]||”|
Tea is a popular hot drink, whether for medicinal purposes or enjoyment. It's mentioned many times in the film franchise.
Tea is traditionally prepared from the dried leaves of a shrub native to Asia the Camellia sinensis order, when they are infused in hot water to create an aromatic yet bitter drink. However many other plant leaves, bark, seeds, fruit, flower petals, or roots from all over the world and even spices can be made into teas as well. Today, teas come is thousands of different flavors originating from different plant/spice combinations.
In the franchise, teas are usually seen only for medicinal use, though they are mentioned for their leisure enjoyment use a few times. In real life tea is used for both as well, and a staple drink commonly associated with high society in England and around Europe, and a daily companion to meals in Asia.
Though not seen or even mentioned directly, one of the songs from the movie soundtrack is titled "The Vikings Have their Tea".
In "Reign of Fireworms", Tuff again brings up "Yak Dung Tea" and suggests giving it to the other Riders when they are thrown into the dungeon for disobeying the rules. He makes it sound like it's disgusting rather than pleasant, and thus makes it part of the disciplinary action.
In "Snotlout's Angels", the Wingmaidens give Snotlout a tea that is suppose to help him regain his strength. He loves it, and slobbers it all down his face while drinking it, after which he asks for more.
In the game School of Dragons, both Astrid and her mother have the player make medicinal tea to help with illness and insomnia. These are part of Farm Jobs - activities in which the player grows or harvests items for rewards and points.
In another Quest, "Botany 101", indicates lavender tea is used to help Vikings get to sleep at night (the insomnia being caused by loud dragons).
|“||A lot of our Vikings suffer from insomnia. They can't get a good might's sleep because their dragons snore as loud as thunder! Take these lavender plants over to Heather to turn into tea.||”|
|— Phlegma in School of Dragons|
'Afternoon Tea' is mentioned in the Quest "That Time of Year, Part II" when Dagur issues a challenge to compete with Astrid in the mini-game 'Dragon Tactics'. He claims that "since she didn't expect us to issue such an important battle before afternoon tea, I'll allow you [the player] to join in the fray."
- Tea is mentioned as a beverage drank during the Thors'day Thursday Festival in How to Train Your Dragon in the How to Train Your Dragon Book series.
|“||Impressively large Viking women huddled in groups cackling like seagulls and downing whole mugs of tea in one swallow.||”|
|— Book 1|
- The drink that Grimmel the Grisly helps himself to in Hiccup's house during the third film could be tea.
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