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Dewdrop Tea

Written by RiverFang

Small hand-blown jars rest beneath the velvet petals of the Giant Camellia blossoms, some half full, some overflowing with a watery substance that simmers like a pool of melted silver. As the sun begins to rise upon the day, a small Mousefolk, only four or five summers past, comes to retrieve the jars, tightly sealing the thin metal lids upon them so that she may carry them home in her pack. Colored cloth is pulled from the pack at her side, delicately wrapping the jars before placing them tightly back inside, seven jars collected all together.   These jars will be returned to her mother who will take them around the village, handing out halves or whole jars in trade of fruits and vegetables. Once the Mousefolk’s daily portion has arrived, they can begin making their favorite drink, one that tickles the belly and wiggles the whiskers. A drink that is a specialty of only the Little Greenwood and the small folk that live under the stout foliage.   The small Mousefolk had retrieved the morning dew from the petals of the Giant Camellia, a delicacy that when mixed with the correct ingredients, created the favorite drink of many a Mousefolk. Known as Dewdrop Tea, the shimmering effervescent liquid was nearly an addiction, served with every meal if possible. It surprised the tastebuds and expanded the senses, creating a nearly divine feeling through taste alone.


While the drink is very common, it holds a lot of cultural significance for the Mousefolk. Very few races that enter the Little Greenwood dare to wander through the undersides of the camellia bushes, but it is a constant path for the Mousefolk. They often travel below the thick foliage, near to the ground in ways that many do not.   Dewdrop Tea is seen as a specialty of the Mousefolk as it is difficult for others to gather the dew that comes from the Giant Camellias. It is unknown why the dew that touches these flowers has such interesting properties in terms of taste and smell, but it is considered a delicacy and an honor if a Mousefolk offers this drink to someone from outside the Little Greenwood.
Item type
Consumable, Food / Drink
Current Location
Related ethnicities
Common in the Little Greenwood
Raw materials & Components
Dewdrop Tea is made with two parts dew from the Giant Camellia and one part fruit. The fruit does not matter. It is often the drinker’s favorite fruit and has been smashed so the juices release. This drink is often chilled through magical means, has ice added, or is drank early in the morning soon after the dew has been collected.

Cover image: Isekai Cover by Landscape via Artbreeder, created by RiverFang


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10 Dec, 2020 01:02

Ah - ' one that tickles the belly and wiggles the whiskers.' I love this! So cute! This sounds amazing, I really wish I could try it.

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