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My preferred method and relaxation is making and drinking tea.

Tea is a generally hot beverage made from boiling water and herbs. It is a fairly popular drink in Ninjago, with Master Wu being especially fond of it.

Mystake's tea shop in Ninjago City sold several varieties of tea, including some with special powers. Another known tea shops were Steep Wisdom and Steeper Wisdom.

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History

Way of the Ninja

As a test, Kai had to complete the obstacles in Wu's monastery before he finished his tea. Before he succeeded after many days of attempts, Kai made Wu spill his tea by throwing his wooden sword at it.

The Golden Weapon

Master Wu was shown to be drinking tea when he recruited each of the ninja, with the exception of Kai.

Tick Tock

In the wake of Lloyd being captured by the Serpentine, Master Wu visited Mystake's tea shop to purchase some Traveler's Tea. He later used it to travel to Lord Garmadon's Dimension.

The Royal Blacksmiths

When the ninja went to visit Cole's father, Lou, the latter made a pot of lemon-honey tea for the visitors while he asked about his son's recent activities.

All of Nothing

When the ninja and Nya infiltrated the Serpentine's underground fortress, a battle erupted between the ninja and the snakes for control of the Fangblades. During the battle, Master Wu mainly observed his pupils' progress from the shoulder of the Samurai Mech and enjoyed a cup of tea. When a Venomari Scout tried to climb on the mech, Master Wu poured hot tea on his head.

The Rise of the Great Devourer

While fighting the Serpentine atop the Serpentine Express, Chokun climbed onto Nya's Samurai Mech. Instead of fighting, Master Wu offered some tea to the Constrictai Soldier—when the cup was full, he punched Chokun off the Samurai Mech and deftly caught the cup without spilling a drop.

Day of the Great Devourer

During the escape from the Great Devourer, Kai threw Master Wu's teapot off the Destiny's Bounty to try and increase its speed. Lord Garmadon was later seen ordering Traveler's Tea from Mystake but abandoned it when he saw the ninja battling the Great Devourer on television. After the Great Devourer's destruction, Master Wu found his teapot amid its remains, commenting that the tea was still hot.

Child's Play

Once Master Wu and Nya heard of the Grundle situation from Lloyd's message, Master Wu decided to visit Mystake for Tomorrow's Tea. With the tea in their possession, the pair hurried to the comic store where the Grundal was spotted, finding it menacing the de-aged ninja. Lloyd used the tea to reverse the de-aging magic that revived the Grundal and reduced his friends to children but was also aged to teenage years due to being caught in the "explosion" of the tea.

The Last Voyage (flashback)

After Dr. Julien turned off Zane's memory switch, Samukai revived Dr. Julien with Resurrectea, hoping that he would build vehicles for his army.

The Void

Taking refuge in Garmadon's monastery, Nya, Garmadon, and Wu were served tea by Misako.

The Greatest Fear of All

Pythor made some tea while he's held captive in Kryptarium Prison.

Winds of Change

Following the loss of his brother, Wu retired as a master and opened a tea shop called Steep Wisdom at Garmadon's monastery. He instructed all the other ninja to advertise the tea shop.

Ghost Story (flashback)

While showing Morro a kite, Wu's tea kettle starts to whistle. After checking it, he came back with a cup of tea, surprised to find out Morro is the Master of the Wind.

Curseworld, Part I

When Master Wu and the ninja returned to Steep Wisdom, the ninja were surprised to see that the land was no longer theirs. They learned that Wu sold his business to Cyrus Borg for more advanced vehicles to help them defeat Morro and the ghost army.

A Time of Traitors

Misako gave Master Wu Focus Tea to help with his drowsiness. Noticing Lloyd has something going on in his mind, Wu suggests he have some too.

The Attack

When she was attacked by a Vermillion, Misako threw a teapot at the warrior.

Wu's Teas (non-canon)

Wu opened a new tea shop called Steeper Wisdom.

The Oni and the Dragon

Lloyd, Jay, Zane, and Cole purchase the Tea of Truth from Mystake before they question Luke Cunningham at the police station, but Lloyd sees a painting of the Oni and the Dragon and has Cole and Zane go while he and Jay stay behind to listen to the tale where they were given the Tea of Enlightenment. At the station, Zane had the tea poured in a cup as well as had a regular cup of tea for Cole. But after a little incident with a suspect, Cole accidentally drinks the Tea of Truth while questioning Cunningham.

Dead Man's Squall

When Nya questioned what Cole was feeding the Baby, he answered tea, as the baby won't drink anything else. Nya scolded him, telling him that babies shouldn't be having tea.

The Quiet One

The baby, after a growth spurt, drank some tea and said the ninja's motto, allowing them to realize he is Master Wu.

Game of Masks

When Nya told Toddler Wu to grab the keys to their chains, he mistook the word for tea and drinks from the kettle after being told the actual word.

Big Trouble, Little Ninjago

Mystake gave Lloyd some tea to help heal him after his battle with Garmadon. Later, she gave the ninja a bag of tea. They used it right when Colossus was about to crush the Bounty and realized, after ending up in the Realm of Oni and Dragons, that it was Traveler's Tea.

Iron & Stone

After Mystake explains to Lloyd the ninja are in the Realm of Oni and Dragons, she gave him Earl Gray to clear his mind.

How to Build a Dragon

After Dareth begged Mystake for a tea that can give him powers, she agreed.

A Cold Goodbye

Wu lied to the ninja that the Traveler's Tea could allow him to bring both him and Zane back from the Never-Realm, but unfortunately this backfired when the ninja took the Traveler's Tea from Wu to use to bring back Zane themselves, leaving Wu in horror as the Tea actually would not allow them to return.

The Never-Realm

When the Land Bounty ended up upside down, Cole managed to recover the Traveler's Tea, but when it went over a cliff, he ended up losing it, earning a lot of reprimands from the other ninja.

The Traveler's Tree

In Cole's nightmare, the ninja made him go back to get the tea. He failed when the Land Bounty fell with him still trapped inside.

Krag's Lament

Krag takes Cole to the Traveler's Tree so that he can take some of the leaves. He then showed them to Nya and Jay, claiming that he wouldn't have gotten them without Krag's help.

My Enemy, My Friend

After Cole's success with getting Traveler's Tea leaves, Jay, Nya, Krag, and Cole walk back to the village, celebrating and pondering about the tea. Cole promises that he would never let the leaves out of his sight.

The Kaiju Protocol

P.I.X.A.L. and Wu use a very advanced version of Traveler's Tea made by Mystake to open a portal to the Never-Realm. They open various portals throughout the episode and accidentally release The Preeminent when they opened the Departed Realm. Eventually, they return her back to the Departed Realm but end up using all their leaves.

The Skull Sorcerer

Wu drinks tea and walks through the palace gardens as Cole and Vania come from the dungeons. Wu gets scared of them and spills the tea.

Variants

Master Wu and the teapot with regular tea

Regular

Wu's tea of choice, even in tough situations and when he was regressed into a baby.

Regular tea also appears in "The Last Voyage," when the ninja, Misako, Dr. Julien, and Wu are sitting together to eat. It also appears in "The Darkness Comes", "The Skull Sorcerer" and many other episodes.

Traveler's Tea

You know, those who drink this never return.

Traveler's Tea

One of Mystake's special blends, Traveler's Tea is a substance that enables users to warp to certain locations, including other realms. It comes in two forms: As brewed, or in a teabag to go. According to Wu, Traveler's Tea that has been grown in Ninjago won't work in the Never-Realm. One way to find it in that realm is with the Traveler's Tree.

Tomorrow's Tea

It'll turn forward the hands of time, turning you old and reducing the Grundle back to dust and bones.
Master Wu to the ninja in "Child's Play"

Tomorrow's Tea is another one of the many special blends offered by Mystake. When used, it can rapidly age things and undo the effects of time-reversing magic.

Tea of Insight (non-canon)

Brewed by using an Inky Lemonberry, the Tea of Insight can give those who drink it special visions.

Resurrectea

But after I turned off your memory switch, what you didn't see is bonehead Samukai reviving me with a special elixir.

Resurrectea

A special blend used by Samukai, Resurrectea is able to bring the dead back to life, but only when the target's body is present to ingest the brew.

Obscuritea

Find Mystake. Drink Obscuritea, all of you.
— Wu to the Elemental Alliance in "Lost in Time"

A blend of tea that can presumably erase memories of events.

Eventuali-Tea

The user is able to receive special visions. Decade after Garmadon's banishment Wu meditated, and Eventuali-Tea revealed to him that his brother wanted to return from the Underworld. Tea is made from an herb called Boscus Spiritum, which grows only in clearings north of the Forest of Tranquility.[1]

Focus Tea

Focus Tea might help to clear my head.

Seen as a dark-colored tea, the Focus Tea helps the user concentrate.

Lemon-Honey Tea

I've got a kettle of lemon-honey tea on the stove right now.

The teapot with Lemon-Honey Tea

Unlike most other tea, this is used just for taste and has no special effects.

Boba tea

Ugh! I said where's my boba?!

It is a tea with no special effects with small sugar pearls - "boba" - in the drink. It is commonly served at Laughy's.

Remembrance Tea

I raise this cup of Remembrance Tea to you, father. We never forget.

It is a tea that helps the user to remember certain events in their life.

Antigravi-tea (non-canon)

Mmm, this Antigravi-tea is nice and light
— Kai in "Secret Teas"

The user is able to temporarily float in the air.

Explosivitea (non-canon)

As suggested by the name, this tea can presumably explode. It probably was the tea Master Wu tried to brew in the "Wu's Teas" outro.

Hilaritea (non-canon)

Although the effects are unknown, it presumably grants the drinker a sense of humor.

Musicalitea (non-canon)

Wait a second... oh, no. Musicalitea! They drank an untested tea! They're rocking too hard.
— Wu in "Music Night Part 2"

The drinker gains the ability to sing or play an instrument, even if they've never touched in instrument before. Since this tea is untested, the side effects include playing too hard and playing the nuclear note.

Beautea (non-canon)

Come on. Come on! Aha! Beautea!
— Jay in "Funny Guys"

The drinker of this tea gains beauty in terms of physical appearance. It also seems to make them physically fit.

Monstrositea (non-canon)

Monstrositea? Phew, this is a little old.
— Wu in "Panda-monium"

The user grows in size and gains great strength, but goes on a rampage.

Serenitea (non-canon)

You drank Serenitea?
— Jay to Kai in "Cool-Headed Kai"

The user of this tea is able to calm down in a meditating state, even if someone is continuously trying to annoy them. However, they might snap out of it when angered.

Black/Green/White Tea (non-canon)

Oh, not again! Someone took my favorite white tea! Who did it?
— Wu in "Steep Surveillance"

These teas are presumably just for taste like in real life rather than having any effects.

Pickled beet tea

Refreshing time. Hot, sweaty work deserves a cool drink.
Dr. Saunders to the ninja in "The Hands of Time"

A presumably disgusting tasting cold beverage, though Jay seems to like it.

Tea of Truth

Oh, don't you get it? If you don't drink the Tea of Truth, we won't get answers!

The user of this tea has to answer any questions and blurt out information truthfully whether they want to or not.

Tea of Enlightenment

Good. Then the Tea of Enlightenment is working... to help you see the tale, the original tale, The Tale of the Oni and the Dragon.

The person who drinks this tea can see nearby ancient paintings moving.

Earl Grey

What does it do?”
“It's Earl Grey. Clears the mind.

The person who drinks this tea clears their mind, likely having no special effect.

Unknown teas

In "Snakebit," Nya creates a tea from the anti-venom in the Fangpyre Staff to reverse the effects of the Fangpyre bite on Ed and Edna.

In "The Oni and the Dragon," Zane gave Cole a cup of tea. The name of this tea and its effects, if any, is unknown. It looks exactly like the Tea of Truth, though it was likely just normal tea.

In "Big Trouble, Little Ninjago," Mystake gives Lloyd a cup of tea that heals injuries.

In "How to Build a Dragon," Mystake gave Dareth a whole cauldron of tea that can give him powers. However, it tastes bad, he has to drink the whole thing, and he has to relieve himself often.

In The Book of Spinjitzu, there is mention of a type of tea that gives the user a mustache and beard.

Unknown (non-canon)

In "Secret Teas," some teas were used, but their names are not known. Their effects include: growing, shrinking, transforming into an octopus, and glowing.

Appearances

Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Pilot episodes

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 3: Rebooted

Season 4: Tournament of Elements

Season 5: Possession

Season 6: Skybound

Wu's Teas

  • 1. "Secret Teas" (non-canon)
  • 2. "Spinny Sign" (non-canon)
  • 3. "Music Night Part 1" (non-canon)
  • 4. "Music Night Part 2" (non-canon)
  • 5. "Names" (non-canon)
  • 6. "Funny Guys" (non-canon)
  • 7. "Inspection Day" (non-canon)
  • 8. "Panda-monium" (non-canon)
  • 9. "Remote Control Zane" (non-canon)
  • 10. "Trojan Tea Kettle" (non-canon)
  • 11. "Mystery Dust" (non-canon)
  • 12. "Cool-Headed Kai" (non-canon)
  • 13. "Undercover Zane" (non-canon)
  • 14. "Lloyd's Late" (non-canon)
  • 15. "Steep Surveillance" (non-canon)
  • 16. "The Coin Toss" (non-canon)
  • 17. "Nya's Mural" (painting; non-canon)
  • 18. "Zaney Chess Game" (non-canon)
  • 19. "The Taste Test" (non-canon)
  • 20. "A Beautiful Friendship" (non-canon)

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Season 8: Sons of Garmadon

Season 9: Hunted

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Season 12: Prime Empire

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

Season 14: Seabound

Trivia

  • Many of the tea names are puns:
    • Obscuritea is a pun on "obscurity."
    • Anti Gravitea is a pun on "anti-gravity."
    • Hilaritea is a play on the word "hilarity."
    • Musicalitea is a pun on "musicality."
    • Beautea references the word "beauty."
    • Monstrositea is a pun on "monstrosity."
    • Serenitea is a pun on "serenity."
    • Resurrectea is a pun on "resurrect."
    • Eventuali-Tea is a pun on "eventuality."
  • Earl Grey is a real-life tea.
  • Serenitea is a real-life boba tea brand.
  • According to the Hageman Brothers, Wu's favorite tea is "HumiliTea."[2]
    • In Wu's Teas ("Steep Surveillance"), his favorite tea is white tea.
  • Tea appears in every season of Ninjago. The only installment where it doesn't appear is The Island.
  • While in the WILFilm ApS animation, tea is always seen in a blue cup without a handle, in the WildBrain animation it is replaced by a white cup with a handle with blue and gold ornaments.

Video

Gallery

Promotional media

In Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Pilot episodes

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 3: Rebooted

Season 4: Tournament of Elements

Season 5: Possession

Season 6: Skybound

Wu's Teas

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Season 8: Sons of Garmadon

Season 9: Hunted

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Season 12: Prime Empire

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

References

Food

TV series and other media

Food: Cake · Coconuts · Condensed evil · Fortune cookies · Glop · Inky Lemonberry (non-canon) · Monster sushi · Mud newts · Ninja chips · Noodles · Pudding · Puffy Potsticker · Seaweed and tofu pancakes · Slugs · Violet Berry Soup
Drink: Alcohol · Moss-milk · Prune juice · Snogfruit Punch · Tea (Resurrectea · Tomorrow's Tea · Traveler's Tea)

Food weapons (sets)

Banana · Chicken leg · Ice cream · Sausage

Ninjago Wildlife (LEGO.com)

Couch Potatoes · Ice Berries · Ninja Acorns · Ninja Bananas · Ninja Carrots

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