Tea Haiku

Tea is very popular in Japan, practically the national beverage. Haiku is a form of poetry that originated in Japan. So a tea haiku or two seems totally expected. A poetry form that embraces nature combined with the tea that comes from nature plus how that tea affects our lives. In an art class I …

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The Poetry of Tea

I can't honestly say that I've never written a poem about tea and I have a feeling that I probably never will. But I can see how it could happen. Every once in a while a tea comes along that's sufficiently amazing that it could conceivably inspire a few lines of verse. And for that …

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Twas the Night Before Tea-mas

Dedicated to all tea lovers out there, here is a poem for our special day, which, unfortunately, has not yet made it onto the registry of holidays. The poem is based on “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” written by Clement Clarke Moore (1779 - 1863) in 1822. Enjoy! Twas the Night Before Tea-mas Twas the …

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Tea Moments — Long Shadows at Teatime

By A.C. Cargill It’s early Autumn, but the afternoon has the chill of Winter, making this a great time for tea. The snaky shadows of tree limbs, stripped of most of their leaves, are spreading across the wooden boards of our back deck. Oak leaves that were once little “factories” turning sunlight into energy now …

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