The Green Tea’s Crushing Victories in the ’70s

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Tong Xuelu had the nickname Queen of Green Tea.

She was stunning in look, has a shapely body, and had a lot of suitors though she had never been in any serious relationships.

By the time she was done being a green tea and was about to be a nice person, her retribution had caught up to her!

She had transmigrated into a book. In the 70s where materialistic goods were rare and she was a poor soul who was the fake daughter of a wealthy family!

Per the story, she would be face slapped by the real daughter who was rebirthed, be married to an old man who had once been married, and finally die from domestic violence.

Tong XueLu: ……I’d rather continue to be a green tea.

Raise three bosses of the future and be a salted fish that all she had to do was to lay around and wait for things to be handed to her [check]

Cheat her way into a government-ran restaurant and had good food every day. [check]

Use her agility and wit to avoid being faceslapped by the real daughter. [check]

As far as an excellent green tea was concerned, she would be able to handle any scripts handed to her and still end up the winner.

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Wen Rugui, a physicist, was young, handsome and had his entire life ahead of him. He had, however, let his research distracted him from starting a family.

All of his bosses were eyeing him to become part of their family.

Until one day.

Wen Rugui brought a charming girl into his research facility and with love in his eyes. “This is my fiancee. We are here to report our upcoming matrimony.”

His bosses: Shocked beyond words.

His female colleagues: All heart broken.

Tong XueLu: Sorry, all. My charm is but a passive skill.

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Su Yu’s Promotion Record in the ‘60s (1)
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Roxasfleur
New Roxasfleur rated it
May 5, 2022
Status: Completed
I didn't expect it to be this good!

This story seems cliche but actually full of twists. MC is typical OP due to her experience as modern transmigrated people and her ability to cook. Meanwhile ML is the one who give me surprise. His backstory is so heartwrenching and I truly didn't expect ... more>>
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ML to be having mental illness. It kinda just came out and I love how MC and ML overcome it

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This story reminds us of an era where the country controls people, patriarchal society, education isn't important and many more.

This story seems only 166 chapters but one chapter is very very long so it's gonna be quite a journey. <<less
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lerrein
New lerrein rated it
May 2, 2022
Status: c30 (raw)
Still reading, will probably update this soon, but I really want to ask the author: in almost 1/5 of the novel ML's face blindness is mentioned, like, three times? And he has absolutely no problem quickly picking up between familiar people without any hesitation. Why had author made this into some big romantic plot device about how FL is the only one who he can recognize, if they don't use their setup in any other way.

I've seen a similar trope in Transmigrating to the 80s to Become Stepmom to Five Bigwigs, but there it was actually a meaningful plot point, and a lot of stuff was tied up with it.

The way face blindness is treated here feels like the author thought it would make a romantic moment, slapped... more>> it into the story without the second thought, and forgot about it completely after a few chapters. <<less
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Meatshield
Meatshield rated it
April 23, 2021
Status: Completed
This was surprisingly very good!

Why you'll like this novel:

    • The most clever green tea protagonist that you'll ever meet. She doesn't provoke anyone who doesn't provoke her first but when she strikes, she always manages to get them where it really hurts. What I enjoyed most about her unique brand of face-slapping is that all of her schemes are simple on paper and it wouldn't take a genius to think of them but they're also very effective and satisfying to watch. For example, to prove that this one character was lying about saving the lives of three drowning people, in order to be recognized by the government, she directly kicked her into a river because she knew that the other girl couldn't swim. She doesn't have any cheats besides being beautiful and being able to cook well but it's hard not to root for her because her mind turns so fast, she's hardworking, and genuinely grows to care about the people in her life.
    • The ML is a a sweetheart. He's so shy and awkward but he always tries so hard to make the FL happy. In the latter half of the story we get into his tragic childhood past and honestly you just want to hug the guy because he's been through so much. I love that both he and the FL try to protect each other in their own way.
    • A good set of secondary characters. The other characters in the protagonists' life are pretty interesting and funny like her enemy turned friend, the ML's grandfather, and ofc the siblings.
Why you might not like this novel:

    • Surprisingly, a lot of people get shot. Perhaps because of the time period the story is set in, a lot of people get in trouble with the government and end up getting executed.
    • There are so many villains. Some are unexpected but so many people like picking fights with our leads cause they're jealous lol.
Overall, if you like the green tea protagonist you'll like this.
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kawaii12345
kawaii12345 rated it
April 23, 2021
Status: Completed
TLDR Not really 5 stars but more than 4. A good solid read but with some flaws.

One if you are looking for a real daughter vs fake daughter switched story this isn't your book. It's much more a transmigrated into a book/time travel novel. The real daughter vs fake, is a very minor part of the overall story. The same goes for face slapping. While the book has plenty of face slapping they really aren't the best part of the book by a longshot.

The novel shines with the family interactions,... more>> the cute kids. The family especially the grandparents are a pure joy. It's a shame they aren't a larger part of the novel.

Another fun part of the novel is the depiction of China during the cultural revolution and the transition to a more open society. There's all sorts of little details that while I have no idea how accurate they were gave a real feeling of solidity to the setting.

Note: If you read this via MTL the Google Translate is currently readable and hilarious. For some reason the word the author uses for woman/women gets translated as lesbian. The word they use for bachelor/single man gets translated as gay man. It produces some hilarious passages in the book. <<less
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Nelle
Nelle rated it
May 20, 2021
Status: Completed
The romance is good, there are no misunderstandings between MC and ML. Our MC is very keen and can smell conspiracy from a mile away. I liked how despite knowing that a person is fake, she can still be friends with that person because she knows that's just how it is. MC is perfect, she's beautiful, she has a rich backup early in the story (ML) and eventually finds a powerful backup (a family member). She's surrounded with friends that have useful jobs and connections so she can get things... more>> done without being overly involved. Whenever, she needs a certain skill for a certain situation, MC just happened to learn that exact skill in her previous life. MC leads a smooth sailing path to richness and peace.

The thing that will make you roll your eyes in this story is how the whole story is filled with Chinese patriotism. I kid you not, there's a lot of "serve the country" and "leaders know best" stuff in this one. Lemme just *eyeroll* If you tell me that a politician commissioned the author to write these things, I will totally believe you. It's a good light read story, but not worth 5 stars because it's just a narrative of a perfect person with a perfect life. <<less
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Adelina92
Adelina92
August 4, 2021
Status: Completed
i really love this novel.. the previous novels that I've read that is set in this era 70s-90s are normally related to farming or in the country side..

i love how the progression of the MC from weak to strong coincides with the progression of the era.

this novel is worth the read and I love how MC is a green tea b*tch, she's a cunning bit*h but in a good way... like rationally...
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fallinlight
fallinlight rated it
April 9, 2022
Status: Completed
It's pretty good.

The MC is very likeable, her siblings are adorable and so is the people around her (only the good ones, of course).

I love that the story is fast-paced and there's no misunderstanding between the MC and ML.

... more>> I'll say though, I found the ML a bit annoying at first and I still am but not as much as in the beginning.

And the patriotism in this story is a bit too much for my liking and I felt like I was reading a propaganda lmao.

Overall, it's a pretty nice story but not worth 5 stars imo. <<less
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Slowday
Slowday rated it
May 5, 2021
Status: Completed
One word: wholesome. 70s, no black market, no system, no space, no cheat. She started everything from zero. Even if it's a transmigration series, our FL doesn't really know what's actually happening.

Even though the FL is kinda overkill (a good cook, a beauty, super smart green tea), but the plot development is acceptable honestly.

Love the interactions between the FL and ML. Our ML is not that perfect. His childhood is really pitiful, he suffered a lot.

Lots of antagonist. Like, a lot why tf is it not over??? Yet sometimes the... more>> 'finishing' of each villains is so abrupt like they stumbled then suddenly died or sent to farm but then poisoned???? Hahaha so anticlimax.

Don't read the last extra chapter (ch. 166) if you don't like a farewell in a story. It's like a true ending, left me devastated bc I personally hate goodbyes. <<less
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Dragon_Reader
Dragon_Reader rated it
September 13, 2021
Status: Completed
A lot of things happen in the novel. And somehow, the events are neither exaggerated nor over-dramatic. So many things happen that I didn't need to skip even though the book covers everything from when MC transmigrated, raises her kid siblings, falls in love and gets married and even some parts where are kids are growing up as well. From working in a factory to a waiter in a govt run canteen/ hotel to becoming a manager in the same hotel and then setting up her own business - MC... more>> seems a bit OP. But she is extremely smart, very high EQ and quite open about giving and receiving benefits.

ML is the shy and quite type while MC is the one teasing and tormenting him. There are some surprises with him as well
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ML was abused as a child by his own mom and forced to think he killed his younger brother when actually, his real mother (pregnant at the time) fell by accident. He forgot his memories but instead created a separate imaginary friend in his mind (who looks exactly like young!ML). He becomes mildly schizophrenic. He is basically stable until one day, when MC is pregnant, his mom confronts him with his childhood photos. He becomes worse and his mental stability goes for a toss. However, MC and his family (grandfather), as well as his friends and boss from his workplace all stand together with him and help him to slowly recover with the help of a psychiatrist and medicines. I personally liked this part coz they show how close he comes to committing suicide, does self-harm and wants to improve but cannot improve and how he HAS to take medicines for almost 1-2 years before seeing any difference. Most of the time, mental sickness is written off with 'love' but not in this one.

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It might start off as a real daughter vs fake daughter typical novel but tbh I wouldn't term it as one. This dilemma is barely 1% of the novel. The rest is how MC single-handedly comes out of poverty using her original world skills and her high EQ. It's about how China starts to slowly develop and the cultural shifts that take place. I don't know how accurate the events depicted are but the history of 1970s, 80s and 2000 portrayed is quite interesting.

This book is so much more than romance. I highly recommend it. <<less
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Naimena
Naimena rated it
September 19, 2021
Status: Completed
I'll keep it short because I'm a little burned out. This novel is one of the rare cases where you'll find the story spans across many years of the character's lives without diminishing its quality. The ending was both satisfying and moving. Most importantly, the story kept me interested unil the end (I not even felt tempted to skip parts, that's rare).

Pros:

-Sly green tea x shy blushing scientist. There's somewhat of a role exhange in their relationship but you'll soon realize their relationship is very much equal, both of them... more>> are willing to take the lead or be vulnerable when required.

-Heart-warming, realistic family dynamics. The siblings have a wonderful dynamic, however it doesn't fall into the simplistic trope where everyone adores the MC at sight or for s*upid reasons. They mostly act according to their age and their trust develops slowly (Except baby sister MianMian, but she's a 3yo baby who lacked a sense of security so that makes sense).

-The ML isn't there as a mere accessory of the MC. He has his own friends, career and story and it actually matters in the plot. Their lives merge instead of it feeling like someone's stealing the show.

-Reasonable, smart MC. An unrepentant green tea who has her own bottom lines. She's smart enough to calculate benefits and proper connections without abusing the feelings or trust of others. For once, I think she handled her enemies the best she could. She did her best to eliminate threats without leaving handles or putting her family at risk. Killing some enemies would have been faster and 'safer' however it was too dangerous, she took the legal route and it was the best long term decision even if it did bring her some harm in the mean time.

-Likeable, reasonable elders with behaviours that prove them actually worthy of their high status.

-The braindead enemies weren't that simple after all. Don't get me wrong, they were still s*upid but the author did a good job giving them a proper reason for their hate.

Cons:

-The story is so long that it ends up including a lot of common tropes (child trafficking, real vs fake daughter, long-lost powerful relative, outrageous evil relatives, spies, supernatural dreams, etc) but it is pretty well done, it doesn't feel like a script ticking off events but rather they serve to add some excitement to the natural flow of the plot). Still, it could get repetitive to some people. There's also way too much patriotism but I guess that's to be expected beacuse of the time period.

-Some exaggerated achievements. Technically possible yet not very realistic
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(taking 1st place in national examinations (universities fighting over her) + 1st class chef + capable of remembering structure and mechanics of household objects + excellent acting skills)

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There's a 'reasonable' backstory to explain it, but still, the overall sum of everything is a bit too much.

-Not everything gets an explanation. That's fine by me, I prefer it rather than forcing an explanation with a mighty system or the like. Most supernatural elements (transmigration, premonition / ori!world dreams) don't get an explanation as the MC doesn't seem to ever wonder about them or resist such events. <<less
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idkvan
idkvan rated it
August 3, 2021
Status: --
I really love this type of MC. She is easy going yet doesn't take sh*t from anyone who messes with her. Instead she turns the tables on them and ends up looking like a innocent saint in comparison. I love the ML too, he is so shy and tries his hardest to take care of the MC. They both take very good care of each other. Im not so sure the mental illness was done that well but I am not overly familiar with it so in my opinion it... more>> was written fine.

One con that mildly bothered me was that she seemed to be an ordinary house cook in her last life but when she transmigrated to the 70s it was like she was a world famous chef. Was 70s Chinese food that bad? Lol. <<less
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chrissy987
chrissy987
July 7, 2021
Status: c1
Mtl.

lot of patriotic info about china but I guess it's really similar to what happened then. Really like how the female MC didn't rush to develop or do business and actually smartly make use of timing and wits to do business. Lots of funny scenes. The male lead touched my heart a lot, makes my heart ache for him.
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PaigeTheParrot
PaigeTheParrot
April 30, 2021
Status: Completed
A refreshing novel in the 70s era.

The story's first half is about MC's interaction with her siblings, while the later half explores her love life.

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What I liked-

  • Female initiative is rare in CNs, more so in the 70s era. The author beautifully maintained the leads' personality consistent throughout the novel.
  • The plot was cohesive throughout. Everything that happened had a justified reason, despite the transmigration of FL and her OPness, the story was relatively realistic.

What I felt could be better-

  • Few plot holes were present. The first one being the FL thinking about taking science stream while asking ML questions but suddenly took English. Another fact being a lot of novels mentioned that foreign books were banned in the era but no one questioned MC's abilities
  • The FL graduating early with another batch. Wasn't she one of the first college students batch? Then who were the seniors at the celebration with whom she graduated with?
  • The chinese patriotism was mentioned many times, but that has become almost synonymous with 70s era by now.
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ricachuu
ricachuu rated it
April 6, 2022
Status: Completed
I enjoyed reading this novel very much after coming back to reading CN novels again.

I used to skip this novel because I thought I wouldn't enjoy it. Boy, I was wrong. I love both Tong Xuelo and Wen Rugui so much!!!! The FL, Tong Xuelo, is a green tea b*tch, but the good and smart kind of green tea b*tch. To be fair, she was only a green tea bit*h in her past life since she was abused by her stepmother and her stepsister stole her fiance. In the '70s,... more>> she only used her skills to protect the people she treasures and worked hard and smart in order to become successful. The ML, Wen Rugui, is such a sweetheart and must be protected at all costs! He isn't really a little milk dog kind of ML but is more of a 'cold but warm only to FL and their loved ones'. His innocence and affection are just so endearing.

I also contribute a lot of my enjoyment to the really fun supporting characters that surrounded the ML and FL. They made me feel warm and their interactions are just precious. It just felt a bit awkward reading about the patriotic parts at the end of the story since it was quite sudden but that is understandable so I still enjoyed reading it.

This truly made me realize that people's futures depend on their decisions. I also got reminded that giving love to others is better than just spreading negativity and hatred.

Overall, recommended read~ <<less
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llltiagolll
llltiagolll rated it
March 7, 2022
Status: c27
The novel is decent enough, the ML is a strange combination of a innocent young girl and a wild alpha guy, plus some very strange mental health problems, but its still alright in the end, the MC doesn't have any big flaw and is nice overall, while the romance between the two good is fairly good, it still bothered or cringed me sometimes.

The villains were definitely very lacking throughout the whole novel, but are not the worst I ever read, they also left me confused about the Author views, it... more>> seemed to be progressivist based on actions of the MC and her associates, but then there is the villain that was sexually abused when young that is portrait in a rather harsh way and the bizarre crazy gay villain, both are portrayed in what seems to be a conservative way. <<less
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silent hobby
silent hobby rated it
September 18, 2021
Status: Completed
This is one of the most memorable novel for my preference.

There was face-slapping, psychology, fluff, comedy, romance, child care, pets, family’s love and food p*rn. I think I will not forget this novel for a long time.

Although there was a little bit plot holes, well 95% web novels have it, but this one is the one that you will not find it too obvious.

Our MC’s journey to have a good life, she is a professional green tea queen. It is so satisfying to read how she “face-slapping “ her opponent... more>> with her green tea’s skill and conquering her family and friends with good foods.

The ML is a sweet heart but has traumatic childhood. I pity him and hate his mother.

This is one of a few unforgettable novel that I have read. I recommend this. <<less
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Freyalily
Freyalily rated it
July 20, 2021
Status: Completed
What can I say is, the ML are not at all perfect, most of the time protected by the MC, but ML too always protect MC without her knowing all the time.

There a lots of funny moment, for example

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The ML as a part time professor in MC (student) university, had a date with MC by the lake, late at night, doing 'bad things' lol, which is MC the one suggesting

They both almost got seen by other professor haha, but our ML quickly hide in the bushes (they were actually seen, but the professor keep quite about it)

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In this novel, our ML are one shy and innocent boy, while MC are the one who suggest wanting to do 'stuff' lol, which is pretty rare for me, well there are lots of pervert MC but the MC here are being pervert only to ML alone.

The transmigation are not explained why MC got into the book. <<less
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pastelbunnyyy
pastelbunnyyy rated it
April 25, 2021
Status: Completed
I enjoyed this story but also some parts felt rushed and underdeveloped, while some parts of the story felt like it had too many details. MC is OP too and can easily resolve every obstacle she encounters.

Overall, a light read (even if there were some dark elements).
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LunaSolis070
LunaSolis070 rated it
March 24, 2022
Status: Completed
I loooove the MC!

I feel that MC is that kind of mother-in-law who is strong in the business and will observe you if you are worthy of her son and someone who eliminates problem before it arises.

This is a SPOILER!!? ::: When ML made a move to his mother but didn't know the consequences that he will be threatened by the person he used, so MC took care of it before this problem retaliates. I'm like sh-t, "Im in love!"

We got a mature, Caring, and independent woman here!
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Angela2nite
Angela2nite
March 20, 2022
Status: Completed
I cannot rate this less than 5 stars. Truly a well thought and written novel. I had to MTl it but it was worth it!!! I must say this is a mature novel, not in the s*xual way but in the logic of the plot and characters. A truly josei novel

First, you have an independent woman, selfish in the sense of first thinking about her wellbeing. It's not a cliché Mary Sue, there's no cheap faceslapping but it comes naturally. I must say, I loved her being a hooligan!!!

Secondly, there's... more>> no chauvinist cold blooded CEO and also not a puppy man, making it unbearably innocent. He shys away because he doesn't have the knowledge and because of the environment but he learns about feelings in an organic way. Thanks for that author! And his story is... omg... The angst I felt in the 20 or so last chapters.
Spoiler

His illness as an Schizophrenic person was really naturally developed during the plot but I have to say that a bit naive- without the intention of the author

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Third, the comedy is top notch. The little Miamiam (the 4th sister) is so lovely and funny with Zhuzhu... The dinamic between simblings is hilarious. The same with the group of friends between the male lead.

This is truly a gem. Thanks for the translators for introducing it to me. It was a roller coaster! <<less
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carollsc
carollsc rated it
February 4, 2022
Status: Completed
I really liked this story. It was a fun read, pretty mild no big revenge/plot and the FL and ML had a really stable and steady relationship. The only downside in my opinion is that I felt like I was done by chapter 136 and there was still more to read and it felt a little bit like a chore. Since the main story had pretty much concluded at that point. Still recommend it since it’s easy to understand the MTL and it’s pretty cute overall
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DubiousWaterMelon
DubiousWaterMelon rated it
December 2, 2021
Status: --
This was fun.

Why read

1. Great MC. Strong, likeable, humorous, capable, borderline narcissistic, thirsty~ with a mature outlook on life. Not unintentionally malicious and have a very me my people and I mentality that leads to her solving her own problem herself and of those close to her. Yet knows when to ask for help. And the aspect I liked most about the MC - self proclaimed green tea! And knows how to work it!!!

Though a foot or so away from being a Mary sue, the way the author has portrayed... more>> the character's IQ and EQ makes her endearing. Responsible and keeps true to her modern outlook on life throughout. She bends the world to fit her but knows the fine line of when she can go all out and when she needs to take a step back and let relevant parties handle the situation. So rare in these types of stories.

2. Love interest is the cutest. Not a convient plot addition but an integral part of MC's life. All the scenes with this guy just brings a smile to your face.
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though the later mental issue is a bit spring up mid way. The handling of it is satisfactory. The conflict wasn't dragged on endlessly

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3. Absolute cute and humorous line up of supporting characters. The atmosphere of family harmony and love that isn't just romantic.

4. Good variety of characters, motivations and contrast. Though some scenario are just plain convenient, the humour holds interest. The character relationships, dynamics and their interactions fill the crux of this story. Even the antagonists are treated with more layers to their character than just being bad. <<less
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