A Tea Tree may be infested, and will spawn a Piko or Orange Piko during the day or when chopped, as well as housing the Piko during evenings and nights. Pikos will continue to spawn from and return to the stump of a chopped Tea Tree. Once the stump is dug up, the spawner is destroyed.
Piko-infested Tea Trees are only created during world generation. Trees planted by the player will not spawn Pikos, and Tea Trees will never become infested if they weren't already.
Because any housed Piko will drop from the tree when it is chopped down, one of the drops will often be stolen immediately when chopping an infested Tea Tree.
Pikos will bring stolen loot back to their respective trees. Stolen items may be recovered by chopping down the tree it was stored in.
Like other trees, Tea Trees have a chance to be Peculiar, making them investigable with a Magnifying Glass.Chopping down Tea Trees near Birchnut Trees can cause the Birchnut Trees to turn into Poison Birchnut Trees.
- According to Wickerbottom, the Tea Tree's species is Camellia Sinensis.
- When chopping Pine Cone Trees next to Tea Trees a Tea Tree might turn into a Tree Guardian looking exactly like a Pine Cone Tree. The same happens when chopping down Tea Trees next to Birchnut Trees.