Wondering how to use the Serenitea Pot? Genshin Impact’s new housing mechanic will arrive in the 1.5 update, alongside Genshin Impact new characters, a bunch of new events to get stuck into, and a couple of new Genshin Impact hangout events.
But it’s the housing system, otherwise known as the Serenitea Pot, that’s really caught players’ imaginations. Inside this magical floating teapot lives an adorable teapot spirit called Tubby, and a whole realm that you own and are able to decorate as you please. Once you acquire this teapot, you can summon it wherever you like and hop inside for a break from the action.
As you unlock and craft new furnishings and place them inside your realm, you upgrade your Trust Rank and Adeptal Energy, and generate additional Realm Currency to exchange for new blueprints and furnishings. Mihoyo plans to develop the Serenitea Pot housing system over subsequent game updates, so we can expect this feature to grow even further in the future, with the introduction of new mechanics like gardening.
How to unlock the Serenitea Pot
To unlock the Serenitea pot, you must have reached Adventure Rank 35, and have completed the Archon Quest, Chapter I: Act III – ‘A New Star Approaches’. You then need to complete the quest “A Teapot to Call Home”.
How to use the Serenitea Pot
You enter the Serenitea Pot realm by going to your Inventory and navigating to the Gadgets section, summoning the teapot and interacting with it. To leave the realm, summon and use the teapot again while inside, or simply teleport somewhere else on the world map. Serenitea Pot layouts
When you enter the Serenitea Pot realm for the first time, you can choose between three different settings:
- Cool Isle – an island surrounded by water Emerald Peak – a mountain peak, high in the clouds Floating Abode – a cluster of islands floating in the sky
Serenitea Pot Trust Rank
As you decorate your realm, you can increase your Trust Rank with the tea spirit, Tubby. To increase your Serenitea Pot Trust Rank, craft a new furnishing for the first time. As you achieve higher Trust Ranks, you unlock other realm areas, and eventually the other two realm layouts, which you can switch between at will.
How to craft furniture
There are all kinds of buildings and features you can place in your realm – over 200 at release. To craft them, you need Furnishing Blueprints, which are acquired by increasing your Trust Rank, participating in events, and completing the Adeptal Mirror.
Once you have your Furnishing Blueprints, you need to gather materials. Materials can be collected from trees and plants, and some materials – like fabric and dye – can be crafted by interacting with the teapot spirit. Once you have all your materials, craft your furniture by talking to the spirit.
Furnishing Blueprints, materials, and furnishings can also be purchased from the Realm Depot or the Teapot Traveling Salesman.
How to place furniture
The furnishings icon is in the top right corner, and takes you to the furnishings screen, from which you can place your furniture.
Realm Currency is stored in the teapot spirit’s Jar of Riches. The jar has a storage cap, so be sure to spend it before you reach the cap. You can use this currency to buy rare items from Tubby, and the more Trust Rank you have, the more items you can get.
Adeptal Energy is a measurement of how many furnishings have been placed in your realm. To increase your Adeptal Energy, simply place more furnishings. Along with Trust Rank, higher levels of Adeptal Energy allow you to collect more Realm Currency and increase the storage cap on the Jar of Riches.
Teapot Traveling Salesman
The Traveling Salesman will visit your realm every weekend, with unique items for sale. You can also visit your friends’ realms, and trade with their Traveling Salesman, who will have different items on offer. As you increase your Trust Rank, the goods available to you from the salesman change, too.
Upcoming Serenitea Pot features
In a blog post, Mihoyo discusses some additional Serenitea Pot features that are in the works for future updates. They include:
- A gardening system The ability to place your characters in the realm The ability to interact with furnishings More furnishings
That’s all we know about the Serenitea Pot for now, but we’ll keep you updated as we learn more. If you’re hoping to pull one of the new characters in 1.5, check out our Yanfei guide and Eula guide – we’ve also got the best Zhongli build ready for his rerun.