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What Tea Did Viserys Give to Rhaenyra in House of the Dragon? Answered

Here's what you need to know about the tea in House of the Dragon.

House of the Dragon’s fourth episode continues to propel the story forward in surprising directions, as we see Daemon’s return to King’s Landing and Rhaenyra getting increasingly rebellious and willful. At the end of the episode, we also see that Viserys gives Rhaenyra some sort of tea to drink. Here’s what you need to know.

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What Tea Did Viserys Give to Rhaenyra in House of the Dragon?

The tea that the maester delivered to Rhaenyra in House of the Dragon is called Moon Tea. In the episode, the maester simply states that if not brewed properly, it could cause the drinker some discomfort.

While the name itself doesn’t reveal much, the way the maester talks about it, we can certainly infer what it does.

What Did the Tea the King Gave to His Daughter Do?

Simply put, the tea in House of the Dragon episode 4 acts as a sort of morning-after pill for women. After sexual intercourse, women may consume a morning-after pill to make sure that they don’t end up pregnant, and it serves as a backup method to make sure that there isn’t an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy.

The maester states that the tea will rid Rhaenyra of any unwanted consequences, which implies that Viserys isn’t fully convinced that Daemon and Rhaenyra didn’t actually sleep together the previous night, or that he at least wants to cover all his bases to avoid a scandal in the kingdom.

Assuming that the tea was brewed properly, it shouldn’t cause any harmful side effects to Rhaenyra aside from ensuring that she doesn’t end up getting pregnant. While Rhaenyra didn’t actually sleep with Daemon, she did end up spending the night with Criston, so it’s probably best that she drinks it post-haste.

That’s all you need to know about what tea Viserys gave to Rhaenyra in House of the Dragon. Be sure to search for Twinfinite for more news and information on the show, including the White Worm’s identity, and what happened to Viserys’ fingers.


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Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.