Go for the Pot
Some people invite one to have a cuppa,
Others offer invitations of more.
Whether the invitation is one of
Tea, laughter, love or more,
I prefer to have a pot.
And then another.
So when you are offering tea,
Do not be miserly.
Make a pot. Drink it down.
Make another and then
Really get down to
The business of what
You had in store.
Earlene Grey/Susan Patterson
Audio and Author Comment-
Goodness! What was I thinking of when I wrote this poem ten years ago? Golly, I will not venture an explanation or a comment on a public blog, for heaven's sake. The meaning of the poem, dear reader, is for you to consider and then to decide. I will be interested to hear your conclusions. skp
This poem is found in Musings With a Cuppa-The Poetry of Tea, page 54, http://www.earlenegrey.com/musings-with-a-cuppa--the-poetry-of-tea.html
Drink to your Health
Enhancing immune function
Reducing blood pressure
Thinning the blood
Reducing the risk of heart attack
Lowering risk of stroke
Reducing the risk of cancer
Preventing dental cavities and gingivitis
High in antioxidants
High in nutrients.
Another interesting example of tea's benefiting properties is that it is the only beverage that will pick you up and calm you down at the same time. L-thiamine, a natural product in tea, is the reason. It relaxes the mind without drowsiness, but also makes one more alert and picks up the mood and sharpness.
So, drink to your heart's delight. Find a tea that you enjoy. This may be a process. There are so very many teas available these days. Do not assume the first one you try is what every tea will taste like. Learn how to brew a good pot of tea. Try a variety of teas for the taste and caffeine content. All tea is different. You will find one or several that work for you. Then, enjoy the flavor and the health benefits.
Susan Patterson is available for tea talks and presentations about the facts, fun and poetry of tea. For information, email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy birthday to Edmund Marshall Preston, producer of Radio Kidderminster Worldwide Podcast! http://www.radiokinver.co.uk/YTH/Home.html skp