Tea is a commonly served beverage in the World of Avatar, seen mostly in the provinces of the Earth Kingdom and the Fire Nation archipelago. It is made from a variety of leaves and herbs, which are steeped in hot water and drunk. Additives, such as milk or sugar, are not commonly added to the brew.
Chi-enhancing tea is a natural stimulant. When drunk by members of the military, it improves strength and increases energy ten-fold. In an attempt to induce the Avatar State, General Fong gave Aang this tea, though he simply became hyper-active as a result.
The ingredients involved in the creation of this brew are not specified, though the intended effects and those seen on Aang suggest it may be the Avatar World's equivalent to caffeine.
An herbal concoction, ginger tea is made through the use of ginger roots. It is primarily used as medicine.
Green tea is one of the many teas served in Iroh's teashop. It is enjoyed primarily by citizens of the Earth Kingdom.
A tea available in Iroh's teashop, this brew is vastly enjoyed by the citizens of the Earth Kingdom, specifically of Ba Sing Se. This tea is made from leechi nuts, and as such, is commonly found in many parts of the globe, due to the fruit's availability.
White jade Edit
Spiced tea Edit
A spiced tea commonly served in the Fire Nation archipelago.
Invented by Iroh, this kind of tea is made by cooking balls of tapioca until they become soft and tender. The tapioca sit at the bottom of the cup of tea and the server adds a little milk.
White dragon Edit
The white dragon bush is a plant that grows in the eastern Earth Kingdom. It produces tea that Iroh describes as "so delicious, it's heartbreaking". Apparently, it is often confused with the poisonous white jade due to the plants' similar appearances and coloration.
Tea is customarily served to people of all statuses, whether royalty or poverty-stricken citizens. As hinted by Iroh, pouring someone's tea may be a sign of respect, or merely an act of politeness.
Notable tea houses Edit
Pao Family Tea House Edit
- Main article: Pao Family Tea House
Jasmine Dragon Edit
- Main article: Jasmine Dragon
The Jasmine Dragon was a tea house owned by Iroh and located in the Upper Ring of Ba Sing Se. It was frequented by the wealthy due to Iroh's reputation of being the best tea-maker in Ba Sing Se.
Real world connection Edit
Tea is also a very common drink in the real world, especially in Asia and England, the former being a culture from which the television show draws a lot of influence. Many types of tea in the Avatar World also exist in the real world.
- During his temporary reign as Fire Lord in 101 ASC, Iroh declared there would be a "National Tea Appreciation Day".