Tea is a beverage made from tea plants and most notably drank by Squidward. It first appears in the episode "Tea at the Treedome."


It is an aromatic, slightly caffeinated beverage. Only black tea has ever appeared in "SpongeBob SquarePants."

Role in series

"Tea at the Treedome"

Sandy invites SpongeBob over to her treedome for tea and cookies, although no tea is actually drank in this episode until the very end, when Sandy puts teabags in SpongeBob and Patrick's new water helmets, which turns the water into tea.

"Sleepy Time"

Pearl dreams about having a tea party with her stuffed animals.

"Bossy Boots"

Tea is one of the only two items on the Kuddly Krab's comically sparse menu, the other being salad.

"Snowball Effect"

Squidward tries to have a cup of tea with a lemon wedge, but spills it on himself when he accidentally squirts lemon juice in his eye.

"Wet Painters"

Mr. Krabs is shown drinking a cup of tea in an imagination spot of SpongeBob and Patrick's butts mounted over the fireplace.

"New Student Starfish"

Gary makes SpongeBob a cup of tea during his morning routine.

"I Had an Accident"

Squidward is shown at Sand Mountain drinking a cup of tea when he disapproves of SpongeBob's imitation of him.

"The Camping Episode"

Squidward relaxes in bed with a warm cup of tea at the beginning.

"Have You Seen This Snail?"

Granny and Gary are shown at the Tea Parlor in Bass Vegas during the montage of the song "Gary Come Home."

"Skill Crane"

SpongeBob throws a tea party with the stuffed animals he won from the crane.

"The Donut of Shame"

A flashback from the previous night SpongeBob and Patrick had shows the two having a tea party with stuffed animals.


SpongeBob makes himself and his stone counterpart tea with sugar cubes.

"House Fancy"

Squidward drinks tea at the beginning of this episode and spills it when he is shocked at the sight of Squilliam appearing on the eponymous television series. He later refers to it as the "hideous stain on the rug."

"Not Normal"

After becoming normal, SpongeBob goes over to Squidward's house to drink some tea.


SpongeBob, while imitating Sandy, makes a pitcher of iced tea.

"Slide Whistle Stooges"

Squidward attempts to make tea but is interrupted by the persistence of the slide whistles being played by SpongeBob and Patrick.

"Grooming Gary"

While SpongeBob is checking Gary's "slime viscosity," he runs through Squidward's house and the latter is shown drinking tea.

"Squid's Visit"

SpongeBob offers iced tea to Squidward.

"Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful"

There is a garbage version of tea that Squidward unwittingly drinks in the garbage house.

"Yours, Mine and Mine"

Squidward is shown drinking tea as SpongeBob and Patrick fight over the Patty Pal toy in his house, monotonously claiming his hate for the duo.

"The Curse of Bikini Bottom"

Squidward is seen sipping a cup of tea.

"A Day Without Tears"

SpongeBob makes himself tea.

"Gramma's Secret Recipe"

SpongeBob and his "great grammyma" drink tea at Grandma's Tea House.

"New Fish in Town"

Squidward drinks tea with his new neighbor, Howard, in his thoughts.

"Frozen Face-Off"

Squidward enters a sophisticated worm in the race who drinks tea.

"Move It or Lose It"

After Squidward refuses to assist in saving the Krusty Krab, he is shown laying in his armchair at his house drinking a cup of tea.

"Gary's New Toy"

Gary throws a tea party with his brand new toy ball.

"Unreal Estate"

Squidward is shown drinking tea in his fancy new house.

"Squid Noir"

Squidward gives Mr. Krabs a cup of tea.

"Drive Happy"

Coupe makes SpongeBob a cup of tea.

"Swamp Mates"

When the Pat-Star-Piece Theatre is presented, Patrick is shown on a high wheel bicycle drinking tea in front of the stage.

Role in SpongeBob's Truth or Square

It is one of SpongeBob's memories in the second level.


  • Even though it is mentioned in every season to date, it is never shown on-screen in season 2.

External links

  • Tea on Wikipedia

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