Sunday’s Piece


Like all Man’s pleasures, when they first begin,

Tea was a mischief, and almost a sin.

Doctors, and clergy, turned their noses up –

‘A filthy custom’ was the Pekoe cup.


(From ‘Twinings – Two Hundred and Fifty Years of Tea and Coffee’ by A.P. Herbert)

John Lentell

7th January, 1970

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