Highly favored by the Polpethtira, theramin is a delicately aromatic drink that is usually consumed heated, although it is also pleasing at cooler temperatures. Originally, it was not offered for sale by the Polpethtirans on Tradepoint but was brought for their private enjoyment. On rare occasions, it was offered to a favored member of another race as an act of hospitality when a trade was being negotiated. That practice changed when the Vennan trader Burlon te Laith (born te Bentain) tasted it and realized what a satisfying replacement it would make for the besk which the Vennans were accustomed to drinking but no longer had available to them. He negotiated a large purchase of theramin, thus adding a valuable trade item to the Polpethtiran’s traditional offerings of high-tech merchandise.