Tea Leshy

Family: Leshy

Huge plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
HP 94 (21d6+21)
Speed 30 ft.

13 (+1) 15 (+2) 12 (+1) 10 (+0) 16 (+3) 15 (+2)

Saving Throws Dex +4, Wis +5
Skills Acrobatics +4, Perception +5, Religion +2, Stealth +4 (+6 in fields)
Senses passive Perception 15
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 3 (700 XP)


  • Plant Speech. crops
  • Plant Form. Small tea shrub
  • Verdant Burst. When the Tea leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from its body, restoring 13 (3d8) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius. This area immediately fills with tea shrubs, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for tea, they wither after 24 hours.
  • Steeping. When the Tea leshy suffers fire damage, it casts calm emotions centered on itself as a reaction. The spell save DC is 13 for this spell.


  • Multiattack. The tea leshy attacks twice as an action, using either its Claw or Teabag attacks.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d8+2) slashing damage.
  • Teabag. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 20/80 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6+2) bludgeoning damage.
  • Boiling Spray. The Tea leshy releases a spray of boiling water in a 15- foot cone. All creatures within this cone must attempt a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw or suffer 11 (2d10) fire damage or half as much on a successful one. Any creature that takes damage from this effect must also make a save against calm emotions.


Tea Leshies have little interest in fighting, but will gladly parlay with adventurers over a cup of its favorite beverage.

Should the leshy feel threatened, it will try to soothe potential foes, and, failing at that, poison their drinks. Refusing a cup of tea when offered is one of the few ways to truly anger this creature.

Few things are as relaxing as settling down with a book and a nice cup of tea. Tea is the second most commonly consumed beverage in the world, just behind water. Representing a massive global industry, tea now comes in thousands of different flavors, caffeination levels, and styles of consumption.

For hundreds of years prior to the invention of tea as a beverage, tea leaves were eaten raw or as part of a stew. Nowadays, tea is consumed both daily and ceremonially. Great reverence given to the preparation of tea in many cultures, each with their own style and preference for the beverage.

The Tea leshy is similarly a fan of tradition and ritual. It is a mellow creature, spending much of its day in meditation and studying magic. Bonsai Leshies often converse with their tea brethren, contemplating the nature of the universe and their place within it.

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