It’s National Poetry Month!  And the good folks at Buddha Tea are offering you your choice of whole leaf goodness in return for penning an original poem about our favorite beverage!

Such a deal!

Here are the details:

286620962_7fd11ca5ea_zGenre: Your choice (ballad, sonnet, haiku, limerick, free verse, lyric, cinquain, acrostic, parody, and/or etcetera . . .  )

Subject: camellia sinensis of any variety or name

Deadline:  May 16 – you may enter as many poems as you like.

Winner will be announced May 23.  All entries will be published in a blog post on May 19 for reader appreciation.

The winning entry will be published on May 26 and will win a sampler pack of high quality teas from Buddha Teas!

Eligibility: T Ching Contributors and readers are encouraged to enter!  Share this post on your social media page and send those entries in to [email protected] and include your name and e-mail address!

Judging:  Three certified tea geeks will judge entries based upon originality, creativity, goodness, and leaf loyalty.  Judge decisions are final, although it is expected that several pots of tea will be consumed throughout the decision-making process.

Send original work only, please.  Poems published elsewhere (including previously published on this blog) are not eligible.  

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Editor’s Note:

There once was a tea geek named Sandy/Who thought that whole leaf was just dandy/ Whether on his bike or the trail/He never once failed/To have a fresh cuppa right handy! Happy birthday!