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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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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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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 :)

I adored this game! I convinced my friends to play and was really sad when I got my phone stolen because I thought I couldn't play (and of course the other obvious reasons) but I just found it here ande decided to download all your games! Thank you so much, npckc.


it doesn't work, tells me to extract files over and over and I do and then when I try to run it says it doesn't work

It worked! Took a while but it did!

stopped working :(

Such a cute, fun, clever little game! And I absolutely adore the art style. Incredibly enjoyable, 10/10 would play again.

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당신은 안드로이드 장치를 위해 하나를 만들 수 있습니까?

Can you make one for Android devices too?

The game is available for Android here! 


This was both super cute and easy to play - and very engaging. It was such a cool concept (the magic) and hearing the bits and pieces of the story outside the tavern leaves just enough for the imagination. Very good game!

Really enjoyed this :) I would love to see an expanded game in this same fantasy universe!

This was such a refreshing game to play :-) heartwarming and I got to make tea 10/10 will play again next time I need a reminder that things can be good.

Short and sweet. Loved it!

A really clever game that seems short at first, but really shines the more you play. I enjoyed seeing all the possible tea combinations that were available as well!


It's such a good game!

The game is great, but a bit short. Hope you make a sequel.


The game was so cute and the story was fun. Getting to the end was really satisfying =)


Oh my god, this was so cute! I had such a lovely time playing it and I loved learning more about the characters <3 This was definitely worth my time and I'm very happy I played.


Cute game, inspiring brew mechanics. Always looking for more tea-related indie content! Thanks for making it.


This game is great. I've played two of your games so far and liked both, so I'm definitely going to explore your backlog at some point. I appreciate that your games cover LGBT topics with nuance. 

I covered this on my website, https://www.themissingquests.com/57/a-tavern-for-tea—I hope it can bring a few more players in.


Just finished your game earlier, I have to say that you did a great job. The story is cute and fit the art way too well. I'm looking forward to your games in the future!


Hello, this was a great game, I'm happy it is able to make you replay it a bunch and not bore you, and the story is pretty lovely.

If you're ever interested in translating your game to Brazilian Portuguese (PT-BR) I'd be glad to do it (I've translated Hitogotchi if you need a reference). It's just a hobbie for me so I don't charge it, and I'd be really happy to make it easier for more people to play it.

Really cute game, I'm looking forward for more gameplays on this universe, maybe a bigger look at the character's stories, specially the tavern owner, as the game almost doesn't talk about you. <3

hi, thanks for playing - i'm glad you enjoyed it! if you'd like to translate this game please send a mail to hello@npckc.site

This was great! Funny and really well made for the puzzle element in solving how to get the true ending. My partner and I played it together guessing if the person serving the tea is a time traveler, a witch, or some type of time keeper. We really like the various combination of the items to make a tea and out come they produce. We really wanted the 2 people to hook up and in our head canon, they did. ;)

This was very sweet, I liked it a lot! There were a few quality-of-life issues (I can see why people are confused by the "rules" for brewing tea changing suddenly) but I like the writing and the worldbuilding was just subtle enough.

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