teapoetryI just don’t like tea!

No, I have no interest in tea.

None for me, thanks just the same.

Grandma made it for me when I was little,

stuck at home and sick.

Grandma is gone now.

I don’t want any tea.

I don’t even like it.

Add gobs of honey to change the taste.

Might as well pour in some milk, too.

I have heard that tea is good for you.

But I just don’t like tea!

Only little old ladies drink tea.

Tea is for sissies not for me.

Pour mine over ice.

Maybe I can drink it that way.

And bring the sugar.

Because I just don’t like tea.

Is there a tea that doesn’t taste like tea?

We don’t like the British so we don’t drink tea.

No wonder we dumped it all in the harbour.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

We showed them a thing or two.

What do you mean tea doesn’t come from England?

I thought they invented it.

No, I just don’t like tea.  Nor do I want tea.

I’m not sick so I don’t need tea.  Nor do I ever drink tea.

What’s the difference between a teapot and a tea kettle?

I put teabags in the kettle and boil it that way.

I just don’t like tea.

Yes, I have some in the back of my pantry.

Check the date? Does tea expire?

Oh, I guess it was quite a while ago that I bought that tea.

It should still be good, right?

Twelve dollars for that little bit?!

I paid a dollar for twenty-four teabags.

I just don’t like tea, and I’d never spend that much!

There are instructions on the box?

It’s simple, right? Just drop it in boiling water.

Aren’t all teas the same?

No, I’ve never heard of that one.

No, I don’t want to try something new.

I told you, I just don’t like tea.

I’ve had it many times and I don’t like it at all.

How can any tea be worth hundreds of dollars a pound?

Who the heck would ever pay that?

I know you made it special.

And I thank you for your hospitality,

but I just don’t like tea.

Wow I’ve never seen tea that colour!

This really is a beautiful china cup.

It looks very old an antique, right?

Oh, please, don’t bother.

You go ahead.

None for me.

I just don’t like tea.

What’s that you’ve got there?

You say that’s tea?

I’ve never seen tea that looks like this.

You’re making tea that doesn’t come in a teabag?

What are you supposed to do with those dried up things?

No, I’m not interested.

I really don’t like tea.

You say this teacup belonged to your mother’s grandmother?

It’s quite unique. All the way from Russia?

Your teapot doesn’t exactly match.

But it looks really cool.

Gee, it smells kind of good.

I’ve never smelled a tea like this before.

No, I’m good. I just don’t like tea.

Okay, since it’s just you and me, I’ll have a sip.

I’m not going to like it.

I’ll tell you that right away.

I don’t even like hot beverages as it is.

I better let it cool for a bit.

Or can I add a cube of ice?

This is really a lovely and interesting teacup.

It’s too pretty to waste on me.

I just don’t like tea.

I’ll start with a small sip.


Okay, okay that’s not the tea I remember.

It’s so light and fresh.

Almost like a sweet vegetable of some kind.

This can’t be tea.

What do you mean there are all kinds of tea?

Tea is tea, right?

You don’t put anything in your tea?

Alright, I’ll drink it that way, too.

The second sip is pretty good.

Wow, this isn’t so bad!

Tell me about your family

and tell me about this china teacup.

A matching set you say?

Such a delightful family history.

Oh, I see I’ve emptied my cup.

Sure, I’ll try a wee bit more.

This tea was a gift from Taiwan?

I can’t say I’ve ever had tea like this before.

Tell me about your trip and the person who grew this tea.

What a fascinating story!

You walked for miles in a field of tea?

Who would have ever thought?

Those big green leaves came from those tiny rolled and dried up balls?

It seems I’ve sipped yet another cup.

Any left in the pot?

~Dharlene Marie Fahl