It starts with the smell;
Embracing warmth, wet vapors,
The richness of the earth.
Leaves steeped in hot water,
An old ritual, as old as bones.
Simple, comforting, protecting.
Sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter.
As different as the cup that contains it;
As unique as the tongue that tastes it.
A line of history and culture
That ties our globe together.
Enjoy a cup of tea.