Ten Haiku About Tea

Windswept mountain top –
Clear day ~ A refreshing shock –
Hot tea from the flask.

Bog black breakfast tea –
Condensed milk ~ plenty sugar –
Tank crew brewing up.

Decide on green tea –
The Mother is pointing out ~
Her favourite pot.

Office visitor –
There is much work to be done –
Tea is disarming.

Country ~ slower time …
Arrah, are you making tae?
Metric tons of tae.

Jasmine infusion –
Is not expected ~ Trying –
Conservative Man.

The simplest of things –
to add water to the leaves ~
High Ceremony.

With the Professor –
at elevenses ~ equal –
Best part of the day.

She likes her tea weak ~
I wave the bag by the cup –
Thus proving the point.

You could have a pint…
But tea works near everywhere –
With near everyone.


Grateful acceptance of Poetry Palace award for week 61.



I wish to nominate ‘Old Raven’ for the next award, from one corvid to another.

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A native of Dublin, Ireland. When not busy with work or family, I try to create new stuff using words and pictures, often with a scientific theme. Thanks for visiting.

28 thoughts on “Tea”

  1. Saying that this is clever … sounds insulting, but it really is. I love tea! I love the time one takes to “take tea.” I loved the fact that I am set-up to serve it on all three floors. Last year I made a master bath on the third floor in an unused and ugly room. I have a place all set up for tea, ha, drinks too. I really liked your poem for it was interesting in it’s inclusive manner … now that said I don’t do tea bags ;).

  2. i adore haiku and tea, and this collection just makes me smile πŸ™‚ skillfully written, thanks for sharing your tea inspiration!

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