Lexember Day 17: Tea

Tea is a new-world discovery for the Bitrani and Calenyen both, found growing in the far south and especially on the southern islands of Reiassan.

At the initial stages of colonization, there were Calenyena (Ideztozhyuh) doing much of the hard labor of clearing the land; they were the ones who first discovered the bitter leaves of the bush could be stewed into a kind of drink.

They called it dyil, at first, and then dil. The Bitrani called the plant nevenah and the drink nevenanan, and from that the Calenyena began calling the drink nev. In modern parlance, dil is the plant, and nev the drink.

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