Buttonhollow Tea

Tea from the hamlet of Buttonhollow is the finest in the world. And though there are many varieties ranging from nym-hotten spice to denberry thorn, Buttonhollow is most famous for its twifflemoot blends.

The particular ecology of Buttonhollow has produced a landscape rife with twiffle trees which produce a sheer, paper-like bark that sheds as much as twice per year. The bark is collected, dried, and ground into a powder referred to as “twifflemoot,” and produces a dark, red brew with a light, semi-bitter taste, and a scent similar to cinnamon. Among Folk and Faeries, the tea is served at all times of the day and is suitable for nearly any meal by adding milk or sugar, nutmeg, or even a sweet-bean paste, as is customary.

In recent history there have been two conflicts centered around tea production in Buttonhollow. The first was a feud between two rival growers who both laid claim to a patch of denberries, but the matter was settled unceremoniously in a town-hall meeting some years back. The second was a border war fought between the Buttonhollow Hamlet Watch and a rogue Felmog warband vying to loot a store of prize-winning twifflemoot. The details are not entirely accounted, but rumor has it the Felmog warband was somehow repelled by the machinations of a local clockmaker’s ingenuity.