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languages: english / 日本語 / 한국어


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

special thanks to armin, cloverfirefly, philip murillo & catsaveus!


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:

taverngame-win.zip 24 MB
taverngame-linux.tar.bz2 29 MB
taverngame-mac.zip 23 MB
A TAVERN FOR TEA - art collection.pdf 4 MB
if you pay $3 USD or more

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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.


For some reason, I can't put more than one of the same ingredient in the tea :(

Neither can I

you can only do this in certain situations.

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i can't get the adventurer the proper sour drink, i tried everything with the notes and still can't get it <:


Hint: you can put more than one of the same ingredient in the tea :)

thank you!!!

Do you know if it has to be SUPER sour, or just VERY sour?  I made SUPER sour and don't have the patience to run the entire game to try VERY sour.

Such a cute fun game! I loved the characters and story and would love to play any sort of sequel!

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With All Thanks to the Creator of the Game!!!

This was a really cute! Everything from the interactions to the storyline was spot on. I hope you make more games in the future, and keep doing what you do!

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this game is lovely!!! the concepts are amazing and gosh i love these boys! the tea making is charming, it reminds me of the tea making in that one professor layton game, if you ever made this into a longer game i'd def play it!! a very cute game as it is too :)

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As always, the stylization of your games is fantastic. I also really love that you're always trying new ideas gameplay wise as well! Although I don't use them myself, I'm also glad to see accessibility options for those who need them! 

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to complete the game. I got a bit stuck at a certain point and I kind of lost interest when I wasn't progressing or seeing anything new. The trial and error with the tea making is a bit hard to get through. I like the concept that serving them different kinds of tea would make the characters react in different ways but the dialouge that results from this feels far too much the same at some points, especially given that there is a lot of repeating dialouge to get through given the premise of the game.

Hopefully that wasn't too harsh of feedback! :x I'll definitely try going back on my own time to try and complete the game. I really love your games and am always looking forward to seeing what you'll put out next! I made a video with my experiences. Keep up the great work!

if you haven't taken a look yet, the notes page on game gives hints about what needs to be done to proceed. 


I went back and managed to get to the end! What a cute ending! Also I feel really dumb since the solution was kinda obvious! I think my feedback is kinda invalid now bahaha. Thanks for the tip!

Whats the recipes for the last two notes?

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Spoilers below for last two notes of the game: (For others who might be reading this lol)

For the second to last note, I believe you have to NOT brew a second cup of tea for the adventurer, then serve Horns his favorite drink. For the last note, you have to put 3 tangy berries and serve that to the adventurer when you offer a second drink to him.


This was AMAZING! I'd love to read any sort of sequel.

Thank you for making this!