|“My preferred method and relaxation is making and drinking tea.”|
- 1 History
- 1.1 Way of the Ninja
- 1.2 The Golden Weapon
- 1.3 Tick Tock
- 1.4 The Royal Blacksmiths
- 1.5 All of Nothing
- 1.6 The Rise of the Great Devourer
- 1.7 Day of the Great Devourer
- 1.8 Child's Play
- 1.9 The Last Voyage (flashback)
- 1.10 The Void
- 1.11 The Greatest Fear of All
- 1.12 Winds of Change
- 1.13 Ghost Story (flashback)
- 1.14 Curseworld, Part I
- 1.15 A Time of Traitors
- 1.16 The Attack
- 1.17 Wu's Teas (non-canon)
- 1.18 The Oni and the Dragon
- 1.19 Dead Man's Squall
- 1.20 The Quiet One
- 1.21 Game of Masks
- 1.22 Big Trouble, Little Ninjago
- 1.23 Iron & Stone
- 1.24 How to Build a Dragon
- 1.25 A Cold Goodbye
- 1.26 The Never-Realm
- 1.27 The Traveler's Tree
- 1.28 Krag's Lament
- 1.29 My Enemy, My Friend
- 1.30 The Kaiju Protocol
- 1.31 The Skull Sorcerer
- 2 Variants
- 2.1 Regular
- 2.2 Traveler's Tea
- 2.3 Tomorrow's Tea
- 2.4 Tea of Insight (non-canon)
- 2.5 Resurrectea
- 2.6 Obscuritea
- 2.7 Eventuali-Tea
- 2.8 Focus Tea
- 2.9 Lemon-Honey Tea
- 2.10 Remembrance Tea
- 2.11 Anti Gravi-tea (non-canon)
- 2.12 Explosivitea (non-canon)
- 2.13 Hilaritea (non-canon)
- 2.14 Musicalitea (non-canon)
- 2.15 Beautea (non-canon)
- 2.16 Monstrositea (non-canon)
- 2.17 Serenitea (non-canon)
- 2.18 Black/Green/White Tea (non-canon)
- 2.19 Pickled Beet Tea
- 2.20 Tea of Truth
- 2.21 Tea of Enlightenment
- 2.22 Earl Grey
- 2.23 Unknown Teas
- 2.24 Unknown (non-canon)
- 3 Appearances
- 3.1 LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
- 3.1.1 Pilot episodes
- 3.1.2 Season 1: Rise of the Snakes
- 3.1.3 Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja
- 3.1.4 Season 3: Rebooted
- 3.1.5 Season 4: Tournament of Elements
- 3.1.6 Season 5: Possession
- 3.1.7 Season 6: Skybound
- 3.1.8 Wu's Teas
- 3.1.9 Season 7: The Hands of Time
- 3.1.10 Season 8: Sons of Garmadon
- 3.1.11 Season 9: Hunted
- 3.1.12 Season 10: March of the Oni
- 3.1.13 Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu
- 3.1.14 Season 13: Master of the Mountain
- 3.1 LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
- 4 Trivia
- 5 Video
- 6 Gallery
- 6.1 Promotional media
- 6.2 In LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
- 6.2.1 Pilot episodes
- 6.2.2 Season 1: Rise of the Snakes
- 6.2.3 Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja
- 6.2.4 Season 3: Rebooted
- 6.2.5 Season 4: Tournament of Elements
- 6.2.6 Season 5: Possession
- 6.2.7 Season 6: Skybound
- 6.2.8 Wu's Teas
- 6.2.9 Season 7: The Hands of Time
- 6.2.10 Season 8: Sons of Garmadon
- 6.2.11 Season 9: Hunted
- 6.2.12 Season 10: March of the Oni
- 6.2.13 Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu
- 6.2.14 Season 13: Master of the Mountain
- 7 References
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.
Master Wu was shown to be drinking tea when he recruited each of the ninja, with the exception of Kai.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Pythor made some tea while he's held captive in Kryptarium Prison.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 baby, after a growth spurt, drank some tea and said the ninja's motto, allowing them to realize he is Master Wu.
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.
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.
After Mystake explains to Lloyd the ninja are in the Realm of Oni and Dragons, she gave him Earl Gray to clear his mind.
After Dareth begged Mystake for a tea that can give him powers, she agreed.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
|“You know, those who drink this never return.”|
|— Mystake to Master Wu in "Tick Tock"|
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.
|“It'll turn forward the hands of time, turning you old and reducing the Grundal 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.
|“But after I turned off your memory switch, what you didn't see is bonehead Samukai reviving me with a special elixir.”|
|— Dr. Julien to Zane in "The Last Voyage"|
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.
|“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.
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.
|“Focus Tea might help to clear my head.”|
|— Wu to Misako in "A Time of Traitors"|
Seen as a dark-colored tea, the Focus Tea helps the user concentrate.
|“I've got a kettle of lemon-honey tea on the stove right now.”|
|— Lou to ninja, "The Royal Blacksmiths"|
Unlike most other tea, this is used just for taste and has no special effects.
|“I raise this cup of Remembrance Tea to you, father. We never forget.”|
|— Wu, "Day of the Departed"|
It is a tea that helps the user to remember certain events in his life.
Anti Gravi-tea (non-canon)
|“Mmm, this Anti Gravi-tea is nice and light”|
|— Kai, "Secret Teas"|
The user is able to temporarily float in the air.
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.
Although the effects are unknown, it presumably grants the drinker a sense of humor.
|“Wait a second...oh, no. Musicalitea! They drank an untested tea! They're rocking too hard.”|
|— Wu, "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.
|“Come on. Come on! Aha! Beautea!”|
|— Jay, "Funny Guys"|
The drinker of this tea gains beauty in terms of physical appearance. It also seems to make them physically fit.
|“Monstrosi-Tea? Phew, this is a little old.”|
|— Wu, "Panda-monium"|
The user grows in size and gains great strength, but goes on a rampage.
|“You drank Serenitea?”|
|— Jay to Kai, "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.
Black/Green/White Tea (non-canon)
|“Oh, not again! Someone took my favorite white tea! Who did it?”|
|— Wu, "Steep Surveillance"|
These teas are presumably just for taste 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. Jay seems to enjoy it's taste. Has no magical effect.
Tea of Truth
|“Oh, don't you get it? If you don't drink the Tea of Truth, we won't get answers!”|
|— Cole to Luke Cunningham in "The Oni and the Dragon"|
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.”|
|— Mystake, "The Oni and the Dragon"|
The person who drinks this tea can see nearby ancient paintings moving.
|“What does it do?”|
“It's Earl Grey. Clears the mind.”
|— Lloyd and Mystake, "Iron & Stone"|
The person who drinks this tea clears their mind, likely having no special effect.
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.
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.
In "Secret Teas," some teas were used, but their names are not known. Their effects include: growing, shrinking, transforming into an octopus, and glowing.
- 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."
- In Wu's Teas ("Steep Surveillance"), his favorite tea is white tea.
- Tea appears in every season except Season 12 and The Island.
TV series and other media
Food: Cake · Condensed evil · Fortune cookies · Glop · Inky Lemonberry (non-canon) · Mud newt · Ninja chips · Noodles · Pizza · Pudding · Puffy Potsticker · Sandwiches · Seaweed and tofu pancakes · Violet Berry Soup
Food weapons (sets)
Ninjago Wildlife (LEGO.com)