“The Romance of Tea” by Yan Phou Lee

I can't quite put my finger on what it is but there's something about tea that sometimes inspires its fans to flights of literary and poetic fancy. This is something that's been going on for quite some time now. I've written about a number of rather epic pieces of English verse about tea dating back …

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A Poem (or 2 or 3) in Praise of Tea

Over the years a number of poets have found themselves so enamored of the charms of tea they have been driven to pen tributes to it. For a recent example of this sort of thing, take a look at this review of Elizabeth Darcy Jones' Distinguished Leaves: Poems for Tea Lovers, which was published in …

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Book Review — “Distinguished Leaves — Poems for Tea Lovers”

During my speaking engagements I often mention my mission statement (to bring back the teapot and to encourage people to take time with tea) and what better way to uphold my mission statement than to relax with a book of tea poetry (or as the author beau-tea-fully puts in ‘Poetea’). I “met” Elizabeth Darcy Jones …

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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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Tea Poetry Contest Winner

The winner has been selected in the Tea Poetry Contest and will receive a wonderful prize package from The English Tea Store. To all those who entered, my thanks. Your entries made this a very tough choice. Keep writing about and enjoying tea! The winning entry: Publishing and Drinking by Meghan O'Connor © 2010 Meghan …

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Bringing Out the Tea Poet in You

By A.C. Cargill Here’s a way to enhance your enjoyment of tea: write a poem or two about it. My exploration into the online community of tea lovers, sellers, drinkers, aficionados, experts, gurus, etc., has been a real eye-opener. Not only are there lots of us, but there are many so devoted to tea that …

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