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The Tea Room is currently closed and undergoing extensive remodeling under new ownership.
Located down in "The Dungeon" of Starbase 118, The Tea Room started offering the space weary traveler what they long for, female companionship. "The Tea Room" is a beautiful, well decorated, private facility that is known for serving "the best tea" in the Alpha Quadrant. It was owned by a beautiful female Edo named Nyra Annilor (29). Commander William Riker of the starship Enterprise once commented that the Edo "make love at the drop of a hat...any hat." The owner of "The Tea Room" is baffled, mystified, by the strange attitude most other races have toward sex. They all seem to want it but they regulate it and repress it in a hundred different ways. She wanted to see more of the galaxy and made it as far as SB118. There she "made a lot of new friends." She was very surprised to receive expensive gifts from some of her male friends. A friend explained things and she soon opened up "The Tea House." It is against Federation law to perform sexual services for money. No one working at "The Tea House" breaks the law. Like many shops, they charge money for serving drinks - in this case - tea. Granted, it is a "very expensive cup of tea" but Annilor explains that the men get to talk and visit with their server for an hour. What transpires (for free) before or after the tea is no one's business. Security has visited "The Tea House" on more than one occasion. They have repeatedly tried to prove that she is breaking the law. Nyra Annilor was horrified at this suggestion, since breaking any law was a death sentence on her homeworld. She is very innocent, and since "The Tea House" has so many friends, they have hired some of the best attorneys on the Starbase to protect Annilor and her over 100 "servers" who live in and work at "Tea House."
In 2393, following increased pressure from Federation lawyers, Nyra Annilor sold the Tea Room to an Argosian named Kala and her Kreetasian partner Kossa. Kala served as a manager of the Tea Room for a year and suggested to Annilor that she could open a similar business in the romance-friendly Little Risa subdistrict while avoiding Federation scrutiny. Nyra Annilor readily agreed and opened up The Relaxation Shoppe in Little Risa
In 2394, under investigation of connections with the Orion Syndicate Kala and Kossa were taken into custody for trafficking females to the Orions for slavery. The Tea Room was shut down and gutted. Nyra Annilor was cleared from the charges and allowed to continue to run her new business in Little Risa.
The derelict location was purchased in 2395 by a Denobulan matriarch named Madame Dusanya. It is currently undergoing extensive remodeling and is due to reopen in 2396
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