A Cup Of Tea

In the cool of evening

I love a cup of hot tea

To soothe a parched throat

Or wake me if I'm drowsy


I prefer tea over coffee

No doubt the English in me

I love to order tea when dining

'Cause they treat you like royalty!


They bring you a big selection

in many places that I dine

From chamomile to orange pekoe

Many I taste are fine


Tea is healthier than coffee

especially the decaf kinds

Go to your health food store and

they'll help you with your finds


  • Goldfinch60

    We drink both tea and coffee. The tea we have is proper tea, none of this teabag nonsense, we have Rwanda/Burundi tea and it is wonderful.
    I drink Colombian coffee and I grind the beans before using it.

    I think this poem should have an '18' against it as you used a rude word, you said decaf - that is the devil's brew. LOL

    • Christina8

      Oh that is hilarious!! Well thanks so much for your input!! I appreciate the read--Christina

    • orchidee

      A fine write Christina.

      • Christina8

        Thanks Orchidee----C

      • PoeticBiscuit

        I really enjoyed the sweet simplicity of this one. Would you like a biscuit with your tea?

        • Christina8

          Yeah, I didn't have a lot to say yesterday LOL---Thanks for stopping by!

        • Neville

          I am English and certainly enjoy my cup of tea.. I'm taking my first one today as I type to you.. more often a mug these days.. thats the vessel I drink from.. not a self explanatory description of my good self.. I do prefer it to coffee bu also like coffee, just in a different kind of way.. I like both strong and without milk or sugar... delicious and refreshing.. I also like cheese but that's a different story altogether.... I thoroughly enjoyed today's poetic serving by you Christina... AGT's


          • Christina8

            Well thank you for that reply, friend! Glad you liked my little poem!


            • Neville

              made me thirsty.. and its only Wednesty ...

            • dusk arising

              I am drinking a mug of earl grey tea as i read you today.
              I too enjoy a variety of different teas which saves my palate from becoming too familiar with any particular blend/type.
              Following Goldfinch's comment about decaf, i have never tried a decaf tea having decided that my decaf coffee experience was most disappointing.

              • Christina8

                Oh yes, decaf coffee is horrible!! Decaf tea on the other hand wasn't quite as bad. Thanks for your comments and the read!---Christina

              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                Ohhhhhh CHRISTINA ~ A very English Poem today ! Its 3pm here (UK) and at THREE ~ everything stops for TEA. I have just brewed a pot of Earl Grey in my Office (served in China Cup with a dash of milk) and a Digestive Biscuit ! The English Tea Ceremony is almost as elaborate as the Japanese ! Loose Tea brewed in a China Pot and the leaf strained through a Silver Tea Strainer ! I have all these accroutements in a Cupboard in My Office ! Tea is very different from Coffee and should be the first & last Drink of the DAY ! There are over 50 varieties of TEA each one with a fascinating Geography & History ~ Its never just TEA ! Angela (being Spanish !) likes Wine ~ Coffee & Tea in that order ! However she says my *English Tea Ritual* makes it taste a lot better ~ especially with a splash of BRANDY !

                Blessing & Peace & Love to You ALL
                Yours ANGELA & BRIANπŸ§‘πŸ’™πŸ§‘πŸ’™πŸ§‘πŸ’™πŸ§‘

                • Christina8

                  This sounds like its from Brian, not sure though, but I'll address it to you both, Loved the reply about tea! I wish our world could stop for a moment at three!! It all sounds to fancy and fun! Thanks for stopping by and reading!--Christina (Blessing and peace and love to you both too)

                  • ANGELA & BRIAN

                    Yes indeed CHRIS ~ It is me BRIAN ~ Its 2am (Thursday) in New Zealand so I assume ANGELA is fast asleep in her bed ! There is a song ~ Everything stops for Tea ~ I will post it tomorrow. In Middle Class English Society one serves Tea & Cakes & Crustless Sandwiches between 3 & 4 pm. If more food is served (Crumpets etc) it is called HIGH TEA ! Coffee or Wine or Chocolate is NEVER served ~ JUST A CHOICE OF TEA ! Tea Bags and Tea brewed in a CUP are VERBOTEN. In the UK we have shops (TWININGS) just devoted to Tea & the English Tea Ceremony. Afternoon tea should never be rushed ~ liquid Tea should be repected as the INFUSION of a very honourable and sacred herb. When the leaf is brewwing in the Pot one should lift the lid and inhale the aroma ~ DIVINE ! Trouble is in the 21st C everyone is too too busy to savour the finer points of the English Tea Ceremony !

                    Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
                    Love in the Spirit ~ ANGELA & BRIAN
                    🧑 πŸ’™ 🧑 πŸ’™ 🧑 πŸ’™ 🧑

                  • FineB

                    Hello Christina,

                    Thank you for a charming, delightful write.

                    I'll agree with you of course there is nothing like a cup of tea and a glass of prosecco and a nice glass of white wine.

                    Keep writing

                    • Christina8

                      Thank you FIneB! What have I been missing out all these years, lol? Thanks for the kind reply and the read...Christina

                    • Fay Slimm.

                      Tea is real thirst quencher to me too dear friend yet take my hat off to those who at night can drink coffee. I would be up and dancing til all hours so stick to plain water then. A very refreshing read.

                      • Christina8

                        Thanks Fay! Right, coffee at night is a bit much! Glad you liked the poem. Thanks for the read and reply--Christina

                      • Michael Edwards

                        I've worked for my caffeine, I deserve my caffeine and I'm darn well going to have it. My bedtime tea: lemon and ginger with a teaspoon of honey. Other than that it's any good tea - in leaf form of course.

                        • Christina8

                          I hear ya! I've learned a lot today and it's no silly teabags and no decaf! I thank you for stopping by and replying---Christina

                        • Suresh

                          I am told by my brother, who also owns tea gardens, that the young leaves with a silvery hue, are the best and most expensive. It is also shipped to the Buckingham Palace.

                          So here's to all of us,

                          • Christina8

                            Wow! That is very neat! Thanks for the read and your kind reply Suresh!! I will be having tea again in a little while!---Christina

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