of the Lazy Literatus

Deck the Halls with Balhyocha

T’was the night before Christmas,

And all through the flat,

Every creature was stirring

Because of my hungry cat.


For the last couple of weeks,

I was feeling humbuggish.

But I awoke with a streak…

If a little bit sluggish.


After running some errands

For the night’s holiday supper.

I thought to myself,

Man, I need an upper.


I looked over my stores

Of leaf-delivered caffeine,

And decided I would gorge

With a Korean-ish lean.

Miss A

There were two balhyochas

That demanded my attention.

A couple of oddi-“teas”

That I never did mention.


Were they oolong or black tea…

Or something in-between?

According to one Mr. Gebely,

There was no “kill green”.

 killing vegetables

This meant that they were

Their own unique beast.

The perfect sort of purr

Or prologue to a feast.


MLH” was the first,

Noeul” was the second.

They smelled of quenched thirst –

Of almonds a-beckoned.

sexy peanut

I used a green tea-ish temp

And a minute for the steep.

Their aromas did tempt

My body away from sleep.


Both were minty to the taste

With hints of nuts on the trail.

I didn’t drink with much haste,

But they were finished without fail.

 horse trough

Was there a difference to be seen,

Between the balhyocha brethren?

None that I could glean

That is worthy of mention.


They were wonderful together

When sipped side-by-side.

And as light-bodied as a feather…

(Okay, I lied.)


There are far worse ways

To get into the feeling

Of these stupid holidays

That send your mind reeling.


I will sip away my night

Until X-Mas is ended.

A chocolate chaser in sight

And a heart newly-mended.


Balhyocha MLH and Balhyocha Noeul generously provided by the wonderful Canadians over at O5 Tea.


Russian Tea Finds You


The Moonlight of 2013


  1. And for your next writing, I want an epic poem about tea 😉

  2. Mr Tea poet, you and @jopj both rhyme so beautifully. Very cool poem indeed. Never stop writing please.

  3. I laughed, I cried, I gave it two thumbs up.

  4. Such fun continued success

  5. A mind=blown tea poem.

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