A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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languages: english / 日本語 / español  (latino) / français / bahasa indonesia / 한국어 / русский / tiếng việt


there is a tavern at the edge of the domain, right at the boundary between the demons and the humans. it doesn't serve any ale - only tea - but for some reason, travellers find themselves drawn towards its little wooden door...


A TAVERN FOR TEA is a visual novel & little tea-making simulator. play as the owner of a fantasy tavern and help him serve the tea that his customers didn't know they needed.

play time is ~30 minutes.

the game is free, but if you pay $3 or more, you can support me in my game-making adventures & also receive a digital art collection that includes all art from the game along with design sketches!



story/code/art by npckc
music by sdhizumi
translation by kyleheren (ko), fables (fr), kattus (esla), yana (ru), teal (vi), amunnie (id)

special thanks to armin & cloverfirefly!


other things i've worked on can be found here! you can comment right here or on twitter with your thoughts. 

if you like my work and want to support me, you can buy me a coffee or check out my patreon!


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

a-tavern-for-tea-win.zip 26 MB
Version 1.12
taverngame-1.12-linux.tar.bz2 30 MB
Version 1.12
a-tavern-for-tea-osx.zip 25 MB
Version 1.12
A TAVERN FOR TEA - art collection.pdf 4 MB
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this was so cute! i loved learning about the characters and their designs are adorable! it was so much fun to try and figure out everything! loved this game so much!!

Super cute wish i had my memories wiped just so i could feel the joy of playing it for the first time!

A very cute and short story that I enjoyed, a slight issue I had was I had to click multiple times for the game to register the using of the same ingredients.

this game was super cute :) <3

a great game.

i love this game so much! its so cute and whimsical and i like how you need to use trial and error to get a final answer!

Every time I try to launch the game it loads the language select screen, then when I press ok to select my language it all goes black. I can open the accessibility menu, take screenshots, etc. but there's no way to actually start the game. How do I fix this?

Such a cute game! This was really enjoyable.


i may be more of a coffee person but i've never wanted a cup of tea more! this was such a sweet and simple game! super lovely!!!

this game was so lovely, thank you


Loved it :)

I loved the dialogs and everything

But i definitely want some more of that tea after that ending! I wish it was a series

Whimsical and cute !


i loved the awkward moments they shared and how both of them just wanted to talk to eachother.Its defiantly  one of my favourites! 


It won't allow me to use any ingredient more than once. How am I supposed to make the super sour drink if I can't use all Tangy Berries?!


happens to me too. :/
anyone knows why is that?

i think you can only do it with the tangy berries? if you are trying it with the tangy berries and it doesn't work then idk sorry!

hi! in order to put three tango berries in the drink, you need to fill out all the notes, it turns out. hope that helps! :)

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Im loving it! Your games are amazing!!! The dinamic and the tone is just right!

If anyone reads this, come see me read with my awesome voice! >:3


I played this on my phone and OMG, I love the story so much.


very cute game! i'm a sucker for the "i'm not supposed to like you because *insert reason here* but i do anyway" dynamic. also wish i could make all those tea combinations in real life!

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The dialogue seems to be TOO realistic and it kind of drags on in some places instead of forming part of a narrative. Like for example the excessive amount of times people interrupt each other on accident, or excessive pauses during dialogue... ... ... ... or repeating of information. These are realistic but not useful for telling a story in a game. Luckily there is that awesome fast forward button for multiple playthroughs but the writing could be refined so that such a thing isn't needed.

Everything else was spot on though. I love VNs that have mini games like this. The art work is great and the music is pleasant. 


Id love to see more of your games! And maybe make it even gayer- I mean what did I say- Anyways, I love all your games and to realise I've almost played it all without knowing it was from the same creator! Keep making your games, I adore them all.


I love the character, I love the tea recipe, I love the story

the concept is cute >< i really like it..


I really loved playing this game, it's so cute and engaging! I couldn't stop playing it since I've started it.

I loved the story and the characters, if you guys make a sequel I'd happily play it! (I need to see more about my shipp :3)

love your games!

they are just so cute!


SO GOOD and when i was tryna figure out the sour drink thingy i made me own notes just because,  loved all the names of the teas lol great game <3


Playing on Android and I got to the end where you now have a moon on your door. Is there anything else to do or is that it? Tried clicking on everything but nothing does anything, is the only thing left to do is to reset your progress and play again? 

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Oh! This game looks neat! It's a visual novel. huh. Oh! It was a Jam Game, what jam was it fr-


I love all your games. They are so damn cute it's almost unbearable for my heart.

The concept is really cool and I love the characters.


I got stuck in a loop, it's the night the horns and the adventurer meet for the second time (i think) does anyone know how to fix this?

sooo good




I really like the game so far I just can't get the last note!


Try using more than one of one ingredient


okay i loved thisssssssss.  

my qs tho: what about the first love,sweet and sour love, last love tea concoctions? do we get to use theemmmm T_T<3


I want make the tavern keeper my teacher.

Lovely game, i really enjoyed it !

I'm up for more !


I've got all the 6 notes and I've got the ending

I didn't expect that the owner is a-- o_o  (i'm afraid this comment will be a spoiler if I say that D':)

The ending is very sweet tho ;)


just downloaded this game so far its really cute but i cant make the right tea to get horns and the adventurer to talk can somebody help me out please?


tangy berries. ALL THE TANGY BERRIES

Lovely little game. It's fun and relaxing, i loved the brewing mechanic 


I love it! Please make more for this series? Beautiful art, and great story


I'd also love to play more in a series of these games - this was great and an interesting mechanic for discovering the whole story :)

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