Editor’s note: White Dew is the 15th solar term in the 24 traditional Chinese solar terms. White Dew is an important festival reflecting the change of natural temperature, it presents the end of sultry in summer and is the turning point of autumn from muggy to cool.
In Fuzhou, Fujian, there is a traditional custom called “White Dew must eat longan.”. The folk meaning is that eating longan on the day of White Dew has a wonderful effect on Tonifying the body. Because longan itself has many effects, such as Tonifying qi and spleen, nourishing blood and calming nerves, moistening skin and beauty, and can also treat anemia, insomnia, neurasthenia and other diseases.
White Dew Tea
There is a folk saying that “spring tea is bitter, summer tea is astringent, tea should be drunk, and autumn White Dew”. At this time, the tea plant after the summer heat, between the White Dew is an excellent period for its growth. At the time of the White Dew solar term, the feeling of autumn is getting stronger.