Teacup is a wonderful wholesome story about a girl going on an adventure in her own town after she finds out she is out of tea. Completion takes a little over 1h, and there is only 1 missable achievement.
Approximate amount of time to 100%: A little over 1h
Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: I made a guide with the solutions to puzzles, which you can find here. You don’t need a guide for the achievements.
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: Yes, one, but as long as you speak with everybody in the kite field area then you’re fine
Grinding Achievements: No
DLC-Only achievements: No
Speedrun achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: Yes/No
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
This is such a wholesome adventure game! It gives me “Clico” vibes, another amazing game from the publisher “Whitethorn”.
You play as Teacup, who will have a nice tea party the next day.. but then you discover you’re out of tea! And you want to have a lot of varieties of wonderful flavored tea for your friends to really enjoy the tea party. So you’re going on an adventure to find all different types of tea and during this adventure, you’ll explore the town and the areas around it and meet a lot of nice people.
The game consists of mostly walking around and talking with people, and play a variety of different puzzles and mini-games. None of them are too hard. For the puzzles, you can get hints if you take too long and I don’t think you can really fail during the other mini-games. When I made a mistake in them I got a new shot to try and do it again, not even the whole game, but just that small part in which I made the mistake. It is nice that this game mostly focuses on a wholesome story and doesn’t want to stress you out at any time.
Teacup has a few minor cons, but they are really minor in my opinion:
– It can be played with a controller, but it will not show the controller buttons in the game when you play with one.. so for those that also want to play with a controller:
X: Tea book
– This game doesn’t have any settings in the game, so you can’t change the screen resolution or remap any controllers or anything like that.
– The last part of the story where you make tea for your friends doesn’t contain an achievement, which feels a little bit like a missed opportunity since that part is so sweet. I want a teapot like Teacup has! An elephant with flapping ears when the tea is ready.
For the achievements, you don’t have to worry about them for the most part, except for one they are all part of the story while collecting the different tea flavors. There is only one missable if you don’t talk with a specific person (or two) in the kite field area, but I expect most people to get this one easily since talking with all the different people and hearing their stories is what you do all the time in this game.
This review for Teacup was written on 1 October 2021, based on the current Steam version of the game which has 13 achievements at the time of writing this review. This information can be outdated, for example, when the developer adds or removes achievements or releases (new) DLC.