“There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims
Some of the world’s greatest writers have expressed a special fondness for tea. Now, with poetry lingering in the air, we wanted to share their verse with tea lovers like you. Enjoy! And pass these tea poems along to your Valentine and friends:
O’ peppermint tea —
two delights per sip
as steamy hot as passion
cool as a wintry lake dip
~ Astrid Alauda
Tea does our fancy aid,
Repress those vapours which the head invade
And keeps that palace of the soul serene.
~ Edmund Waller, “Of Tea”
We had a kettle; we let it leak:
Our not repairing made it worse.
We haven’t had any tea for a week …
The bottom is out of the Universe.
~ Rudyard Kipling
~ Uniek Swain
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