A local barista wants your help in getting a new tea product before it goes towards his competitor in the…
In the Starfield side quest known as “Proper Tea Theft,” a local barista seeks your assistance in securing a new tea product before it falls into the hands of a rival.
This quest is concise and uncomplicated, primarily relying on your persuasive abilities to win over a sommelier, ultimately retrieving the coveted product for the barista. Your successful completion of this task will not only earn you a substantial amount of experience points (XP) but also a gratifying reward in credits.
How to unlock the Proper Tea Theft mission
To initiate the “Proper Tea Theft” side mission in Starfield, you must engage in a conversation with Kumar, the barista.
Kumar can be located behind the counter of the Luxe Cafe, situated within the Paradiso Resort, one of the numerous shops on Planet Porrimma II within the Porrima System.
How to complete Proper Tea Theft in Starfield
Engage in a conversation with Kumar and opt to assist him in obtaining the recipe for the upcoming tea product by the Tranquilitea Corporation.
Following your agreement, Kumar will task you with acquiring the recipe from the sommelier known as Rowan Masterson, employing any means necessary to accomplish this objective.
Get the Tranquilitea recipe
To engage with Rowan and acquire the recipe, your first step is to take the elevator at the entrance of the Paradiso Resort, which will transport you to the rooftop.
Upon arriving at the rooftop, follow your quest marker to locate Rowan. You’ll find her near the couch area, right next to the bar.
When you converse with Rowan, you’ll be presented with two options: either employ your persuasion skills to convince her to hand over the recipe for the new product, or opt to pay her 4000 Credits in exchange for it.
Should you pay or persuade Rowan for the secret recipe?
Both options will lead to the same result for the “Proper Tea Theft” mission in Starfield. However, we highly recommend utilizing your persuasion skills to convince Rowan to divulge the secret drink recipe. This choice will save you a considerable 4,000 credits.
After obtaining the recipe, return to Kumar to receive your compensation.
Speak with Kumar
During your dialogue with Kumar, you have the option to employ persuasion tactics, or if you wish, you can even use a bit of coercion by hinting that you might decline the deal to extract a few additional credits from him.
Once you’ve concluded your conversation with Kumar, you’ll bring the “Proper Tea Theft” side mission in Starfield to a close.