I understand that "dou" means how, and for example おちゃはどうですか means that I'm asking how is the tea? But, in Busuu app it says that I can use the same question to offer something, as if I'm asking "how about a tea?" I'm not really sure about this last thing so I hope you guys can help me.

  • 明鏡国語辞典 dictionary: 相手に勧める語。いかが。「─、一緒に行かないか」「もう一つ─ですか」. I hope this helps. – LonelyDriver Feb 14 at 18:44
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    @LonelyDriver Your comment is correct, however I'm not sure the OP will understand if they're a beginner when it comes to Japanese. – A.Ellett Feb 15 at 1:26

Yes, ~はどうですか can be used in several ways.

  1. "How is ~?"

    How is he doing recently?

    How is Japan? / How do you like Japan? / How is your stay in Japan?

  2. "How/What about ~?" (suggestion, offering)

    How about some tea?

    How about (going to) Japan? / What about Japan?

  3. "How/What about ~?" (asking the same thing for another topic)

    I'm fine. How about you?

    It's very cold here. How about Japan?

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