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Tea
Tea Drinking
A Sim drinking a cup of Calming Chamomile, a type of Tea present in The Sims 4.

Tea is a drink featured in The Sims: Makin' Magic, The Sims 2: Bon Voyage, The Sims 3: University Life, The Sims 3 Store, and The Sims 4.


The SimsEdit

Tea was originally introduced in The Sims: Makin' Magic.

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Colonial Duties Tea SetEdit

Colonial Duties Tea Set
Ts1 colonial duties tea set
Relax and sip away in ecumenical pleasure as you slowly breathe in the hot vapors of five hundred years of taxes, war, and tyranny. Empires may come and go, but the tealeaf will live on forever. So sit back secure in the knowledge that the warm beverage of the empire is free to all, that is, as long as there's enough to go around...
Game The Sims: Makin' Magic
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §300
Object type(s) Appliance
Size 1x1
Bladder: -2

Energy: 2
Can only be used by adults

The Sims 2Edit

Tea returns in The Sims 2: Bon Voyage and can be found on various far east lots as well as the Pagoda in the Shadows, home to the Wise Old Man. Drinking tea will reward the Sim with a Vacation memento. Serving tea to the Wise Old Man will make him tell the playable Sim the Dragon Tale, which Sims can tell to other Sims in order to earn another vacation memento.

Tea Time TableEdit

Tea Time Table
Tea Time Table
Life moving too fast? No roses around to stop and smell? Now you can take a break from your all-too-quick lifestyle with the Tea Time Table. The Tea Time Table is carved from the finest Chinese wood and is at kneeling height, bringing a sense of equality to all those who choose to partake in the subtle art of tea drinking. Rest upon your knees and let the conversation and tea flow.
Game The Sims 2: Bon Voyage
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §850
Object type(s) Surfaces
Size 3x3

The Sims 3Edit

The Sims 3: University LifeEdit

Tea was reintroduced in University Life. Sims can brew various kinds of tea, each having a different effect, similar to juices in The Sims 2: Seasons.

Name Outcome
Greenleaf Temporarily lose weight faster
Licorice Temporarily reduces hunger
Basil Temporarily boosts promotions and revenue
Wonderpetal Temporarily faster skill learning and increased academic progression
Bumbleleaf Temporarily grants immunity to fire and decreases the chance that a Sim will get caught cheating or tagging walls
Chamomile Temporarily helps Sims increase the charisma skill and gain influence in social groups at a faster rate
Cinnamon Temporarily increases success with romantic interactions. Unlocks two brand new romantic interactions: Cinnamon WooHoo and Cinnamon Kiss
Ginseng Temporarily prevents Sims from passing out when energy motives are low
Buzzberry Temporarily helps Sims increase the athletic skill at a faster rate
Peppermint Boosts a Sim’s mood and energy motive
Lavender Temporarily slows down the decay of a Sim’s energy motive and provides quicker energy restoration when sleeping
Sweet Grass Temporarily removes all negative moodlets

Old Miller Tea Time Tea SetEdit

The Miller Tea Time Tea Set is available as part of the Brunch at the Old Mill set in The Sims 3 Store.

The Sims 4Edit

In The Sims 4, tea can be used to achieve various emotional states when drunk. It functions similarly to coffee, but does not stave off loss of energy. There are six types of tea in the base game; Spa Day and Cats & Dogs each introduce two more. Tea can be brewed with the "Tea Magic Personal Brewer", which can be purchased in Build Mode for §275. Brewing once provides three cups of the chosen tea type, and it will, like any other perishable consumable, spoil after 10 hours.

Tea Magic Personal BrewerEdit

Tea Magic Personal Brewer
Tea Magic Personal Brewer
Brew all your favorite teas at the touch of a button. Includes handy features like a programmable timer, cup and pot settings, lemon twist and a spoonful of sugar option.
Game The Sims 4
Buyability Build Mode
Price in game §275
Object type(s) Appliance
Size 1x1

Tea types

The tea names are references to actual tea, in the real-world; some have an altered name, while others have the actual name in-game.

Name Price Effects EP
Calming Chamomile §15 Raises hunger &BG
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Pitch Black §15 Grants focused +2 for 4 hours &BG
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Run Oolong §15 Grants energized +2 for 4 hours &BG
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Healthy Green §15 Grants happy +2 for 4 hours &BG
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Earl Grey, Hot §15 Grants confident +2 for 4 hours &BG
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Steamy Ginseng §15 Grants flirty +2 for 4 hours &BG
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Lemon Honey Ginger Detox Tea §15 Grants focused +2 for 4 hours &GP02
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Spiced Sparkling Apple Juice §15 Grants happy +1 for 2 hours &EP04
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Yerba Mate §5 &GP06
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Bee Tea §15 Grants happy +1 for 2 hours &EP05
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TriviaEdit

  • "Earl Grey, Hot" is a reference to Star Trek: The Next Generation in which Captain Jean-Luc Picard would ask the replicator for Earl Grey tea with such a quote. The confidence boost may also be referencing the character's status as Captain or to "Boldly go where no one has gone before" ("Bold confidence" are the words on the buff)
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