Calling all readers! It’s a T Ching haiku contest! Jot down your thoughts about tea, and send them in to T Ching. A traditional haiku has seventeen syllables: five in the first line; seven in the second; and five in the third. Please send your entries to regena@tching.com no later than October 24. All entries will be published on October 26. Readers will be asked to judge.

Here are a few to get you started:

Warm morning sun glows
My coffee, your tea, friendship
The time! where’s our check?! Anne Lerch
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Fragrant leaves, steeping
Spread their aromatic steam
Throughout the dark room. Emma Fish

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Coexistence of
Peoples, lifestyles, persuasions
T Ching, coffee, tea? Regena Rafelson