A long, slow flirtation – exquisitely polite, yet spiced with double-entendres and sensual promise. Strong black tea, dry desert sand, and Silk Road spices, against a background of erotically enticing musk and the slight, lingering kiss of soft leather.
"So when I saw your unguarded, reliable face, your unmistakable gaze opening all the warmth and clarity of you—warm brown tea—we held each other for the time the dream allowed." -- T.S. Elliot
Art: Harem Song by Vincent G. Stiepevich, c. 1900