Typewriter Rodeo: Tea

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Jodi EgertonMarch 16, 2018 11:27 am,

In Texas, the “iced” is often assumed when tea is served. Not so much in other parts of the world, where tea is a beverage of warmth and comfort. But even here, especially when there’s a nip in the air, a hot mug of tea sometimes hits the spot.


I ask for tea in Texas

And my glass is iced and tall

They’ll ask me if I want it sweet

(I do not, not at all)

My tea is poured from pitchers

replenished through my meal

Gallons of cold refreshing caffeine

til my heart rate is barely real

But oh, my friends, here comes the truth

my tea addiction runs deep

But what I crave…is a steamy mug

of english breakfast, patiently steeped

To drink my tea in Texas

I’ll add the qualifier “hot”

Then pour in a splash of cream

and put a cozy on my pot

Produced by Laura Rice.