Tainted Tea Party

3 (Sailor Moon S)

Air date

June 30, 2000


Megumi Sugihara(original)


Junichi Satou




Hello, Sailor Mini Moon


People Who Need People

"Can't you two stop fighting even for a minute?"

-Darien to Serena and Rini about their fighting

Tainted Tea Party is the 15th episode of Sailor Moon S. It was preceded by Hello, Sailor Mini Moon and followed by People Who Need People.


Rini, having returned from the future, shows the other Sailor Scouts a letter written by Neo Queen Serenity (the future Serena), telling her to train to be a Sailor Scout and to make precious friendships. She soon meets a boy after discovering his figurine on the ground, thinking him to be quite handsome, but he turns out to be quite weird, saying strange things to her, and eventually pulling down his pants, freaking her out. His mother appears and punches him in the head, and drags him away to punish him.

Rini soon sees a tea master named Tamasaburo, and thinks she could be a good friend. She goes to one of Tamasaburo's tea ceremonies with Serena, Darien, Amara, and Michelle.

Tamasaburo is Doctor Tomoe's next target, and Eugeal drives off with a box containing a Daimon that Tomoe created inside his Heart Snatcher Oven from a teapot.

The tea ceremony is a disaster for Serena and Rini, with Serena's feet falling asleep, and she nearly breaks a teacup.

Later, Serena spots Eugeal heading toward the house. Eugeal uses her heart snatching gun to extract Tamasaburo's Pure Heart. Rini transforms into Sailor Mini Moon by saying "Moon Prism Power!" Eugeal summons the Daimon, Chagarma, from her box to stop Sailor Mini Moon. Chagarma traps Sailor Mini Moon, but Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune appear and attack her. They realize that Tamasaburo's Pure Heart has no power, and they leave, as does Eugeal.

Sailor Moon arrives, and fights Chagarma alongside Sailor Mini Moon. After Tuxedo Mask attacks Chagarma, Sailor Moon destroys her with Moon Spiral Heart Attack.

Tamasaburo (whose Pure Heart has obviously been returned) changes her tea ceremony style, causing Amara and Michelle to run away. Serena and Rini discover her new style, dressed as a Sailor Scout, as they have inspired her when she saw them fight, so they run away as well.


  • First and last appearance of Daimon Chagarma.
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