Tea World

Tea Poems

Yunnan Red

He comes from an old grove

where the wild trees grow

on the side of the Yunnan mountain

where the sunshine is tempered,

the clouds are sparse

and the pristine leaves are picked,

cleaned and dusted with gentle fingers.


The sweetness is balanced,

clarity plucked from the red sky.

Bourbon, lychee, and red plum

blended into a magical elixir

that a wise man drinks without hesitation.


After a few mindful sips,

the hot brew steeps in his soul.

It thaws his cold heart,

warms his fingers and toes,

renders his spirit virtually invincible,

if only for a few hours.

Written by Mark Tulin

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