You want a copy of Forbidden Rose? You haven't bought one yet?
Here's your chance.
Fellow historical writer Deniz -- she does YA -- is giving away a copy of Forbidden Rose. Here.
Drop a comment by her blog to enter, then read down the page a bit till you encounter 'sahlep'.
Sahlep is not a magical kingdom located in the Mountains of the Moon or a Rock Star from Israel or a breed of long, slinky dog. It's an ancient beverage made of orchid flour, still served in Turkey.
It's so ancient, it was a predecessor to coffee and chocolate in Europe. As 'saloop' it was popular in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century coffee houses in England.
The wiki, here, explodes the notion that the name means 'fox testicles', which takes somewhat of the fun out of it, do you not think?