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Koi Cha no Osahou  
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Associated Names
Koicha no Osahou
Tea for Two
Teatime Lovin' (German)
The Etiquette of Tea
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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.extra - Misfortunate Genes by chibi-gakuto over 14 years ago
v.3 c.13+extra by Hochuuami over 14 years ago
v.3 c.12v2 by Hochuuami over 14 years ago
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4 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (442 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.18 / 10.0

Last Updated
June 19th 2020, 3:41am PST



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Original Publisher
Kadokawa (2003; 2010)

Serialized In (magazine)
Asuka Ciel (Kadokawa)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Blu (Defunct / 4 Vols - Complete)

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No payoff  
by Yamara
October 6th, 2021, 4:36am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
I have no idea why SO MANY have given this a ten.
The problems set up for the couple to face and overcome end up having never mattered. For about 15chps you read about their relationship and worries relating to it, then those issues and problems get completely ignored in the end with no solutions.
Not only that but after being so in love and dating so long, the last two chps have them fighting because the uke doesn't know why they weren't just friends instead of lovers?? Where the hell did that even come from??

The end also fizzles. This can be considered a slow romance, sort of, since even though they get together pretty fast their emotions grow slowly over the course of the story. But slow romances are only good if they are wrapped up with a decent payoff. This doesn't need to be a big sex scene or anything like that, but it should resolve things and at least give the impression that they have a future. Instead theyre shown graduating and that's pretty much it. Without solving the major problems or a growth in emotion or anything. Sure, they're shown to be content but being content and having a future are two completely different things.

Throw in some wonky translations occaisionally and there's no way over 100 people should have thought this was a perfect manga.

It's still decent, especially when compared to most bl that usually have way more unrealistic melodrama, so it should be read. Just don't go into it with SUCH a high expectation.
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Can't bring myself to continue  
by hinori92
December 3rd, 2018, 7:50am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
Only read till Vol 3 Chap 1. I find it too draggy and thus I lose interest very fast. Plus I culd only bring myself to read one volume a day, in 30mins. Usually I can finish 4 volumes straight but this just doesn't attract me nor make me continue reading. I'm not gonna say it's bad, but it's just so-so compared to her other better works. She did improved a lot though and I'm happy she did. ?
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Great read!  
by Namiya
September 29th, 2012, 5:06pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This was a great read, I found it really interesting to follow.
I enjoyed the characters and the fact that they easily fell for each other and then we got to see how
their lives go and they deal with that in addition to their love.
The main couple is very different, the protected young master of a famous tea ceremony house, Kazuma, always keeping a cool head, having to be mature and carrying responsibility and the happy-go-lucky Madoka who easily gets into fights and doesn't stop to think about what to do with his life or free time beyond baseball and porn magazines.
I love that they're so different in character and that's what makes it so interesting to watch when they clash in romance.
They deal with each other and their relationship, as well as struggle with their own lives, their future, wishes and dreams, school and how their family and friends around them react to them being gay.
It's got funny moments, heartache, very serious topics.... everything I'd look for in a good manga.
It's great when you can laugh and cry with a couple!

The scanlation is not great, sometimes making no sense but what irked me most was that the names kept changing their spelling every chapter (Kazuma/Kasuma, Hatsune/Hasune, Madoka/Modoka, ect) at least through the first volume.

I'd recommend this to anyone. It's a good mix of everything you can wish for in a yaoi manga, it's a good length and can have a better pacing that way, the art is very nice to look at and the characters and their story are very enjoyable!
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Just ok  
by varianthart
August 25th, 2012, 2:36am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
I've read this more than once(mostly because I totally forgot it and wanted to see if it was any good or not) and I am just not that hyped up over it. It's not terrible, but I found it to drag on. The couple got together very quickly in the beginning and even if they had reason to fall for one another, it really was not well developed in the story. Over time you tend to forget that, which is good, but I found the story a bit boring. I am a big fan of peaceful, slice of life type stories without a ton of drama, but this felt as if it were missing something important. I struggled at times to want to keep reading, and in the end I was left feeling unsatisfied. Certainly not the worst thing I've read, but it was just around average.

... Last updated on March 22nd, 2013, 6:06pm
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by Mochi__x
July 23rd, 2012, 1:24pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
Really sweet story, quite funny too. Not too much sex, and it's not very graphic either so this'll be good for readers who don't want much of it (I personally prefer more but if the story is sweet I can manage without) and all the characters are likeable. My favourites being the main ones, Tokumaru as he's so naive and cute, and Hasune because he's cool and stoic except for issues regarding Tokumaru ^__^
I also loved their sisters, the few extra chapters about them were very amusing. I was always rooting for Kotoko! XD
I wasn't too keen on the other couple (can't remember their names now), but I didn't hate them.
The only thing I didn't like about this manga was the ending (I've noticed some other readers have had the same opinion) just because the last chapter seemed too rushed and it was a bit anti-climatic.
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I was hoping for more of a conclusion about their future but I suppose Tokumaru's gesture with the tea was sweet (as he did say that he hoped it would show his feelings - especially as he was never very good at saying it)

I personally didn't mind the ex appearing in the last few chapters, because right from the start it was clear that Hasune was used to gay relationships. Plus it was beneficial to their relationship, though not in the usual way which made it quite unique.
A good manga, could've done with an extra chapter to give a more satisfying end, but still nice.
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I was moved!  
by Sky Cross
March 27th, 2012, 9:30am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
It's not like it's drama, so there weren't any dramatic events to make you 'feel' more than the simple daily life, but the fact that it was four volumes long made everything take its time, gradually changing. Problems that can arise in relationships arose, so that you can definitely see a growth in the personalities of Tokumaru and Hasune as they learn how to deal with those problems. And though the end was a bit rushed, it made me feel something deep in myself somewhere, because as they graduated from high school, it seemed they were also graduating from their own personal lessons in life.

What's also really great about this story is that I can honestly say I absolutely loooved ALL of the main characters, inlcuding the two sisters. (and it's not easy to find likable female characters in yaoi!)
Tokumaru is one of the funniest and most wild and careless characters I've ever come accross with. I liked him from the first page! His sister has character, is very well drawn, is cute but in quite an individual way, and she loves her brother, even if it's not always obviously shown with little hearts floating around.

Anyway, the fact that I even take the time to comment already says all there is to say:

You cannot leave this one unread!!

... Last updated on March 27th, 2012, 9:32am
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Just love it!  
by gwengwel
December 12th, 2011, 8:31pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Love everything in this one. The MC were complex and definitively cute. The secondary were interesting and add to the main story.

I vote against these two categories:
Friends-become-lovers: for the reason that Hasune clearly said in the last book that he was never friend with Tokumaru but always want him as a lover.
Beard: a beard is a woman who accept to pass for the girlfriend of a gay man in the closet. Were did you see that peoples confused

... Last updated on December 12th, 2011, 8:36pm
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I didn't like the last chapter either  
by emeraldglass
September 26th, 2011, 4:31am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
I just don't like how the mangaka just brought in an ex-boyfriend of Hasune's in pretty much the last part of the manga, a bit pointless really. I guess i wouldn't have minded so much if it was just an ex-girlfriend but that's just me I guess; i just don't like it when the Seme has ex-boyfriends I'm just weird like that.
Well that's probably the only reason why I deducted a rating from it.
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Wasn't that great.  
by lovelylynx
June 9th, 2011, 12:41am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Everything was very typical. Characters always showed same expressions. The volumes flew fly really fast. I couldn't even find some chapters for volume four. There was hardly and drama or conflict. If there was any it was easily taken care of. Art wasn't that great either. I had been so excited to read after seeing all of the high ratings. Disappointed.
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a great story  
by blackknight
March 10th, 2011, 4:48pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
I bought this series based on the synopsis on the back, and the fact that I liked the art. I was not disappointed. The story was well put together. The characters were well thought out, and each had their own distinct look and personality. Tokumaru is energetic and impulsive. Hasune is refined and classy. They are opposites. This makes the story work so well. They are all over each other one minute and making each other mad the next. The secondary characters are good too, and add a lot to the story. The uncle with the dojo is a piece or work. I also liked the relationship between Mizuki and Keigo. There are extras with these 2 characters. I also liked Hasune's sister and her crush on Tokumaru's sister. That was a cute extra. The BL did take a back seat to the story in this one. Some might not like that, but there are plenty of sex for the sake of sex BL stories out there. I like the ones with storyline to them. This is a definite recommend in my opinion.
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