Take Tea and See

I thought the herbal tea she prepared for me was innocuous enough. It was delicious and I drank an entire cup. But shortly after I finished, I seemed to go on a rather interesting and colorful adventure without even getting out of my chair. And as a bonus, I was the recipient of a great deal of girlfriend affection that was not at all unpleasant.

I asked her what herbs she had put in my tea. She just smiled and winked at me, saying that she was just pandering to my subconscious urges by freeing up my inner inhibitions. She wouldn’t divulge the active ingredient in the tea, but she eased my mind when she said it was all natural. I didn’t mind at all, especially when I realized that she was sitting on my lap in the chair and we were both au naturel.


Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (herbal), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (innocuous), Ragtag Daily Prompt (adventure), The Daily Spur (affection), and Your Daily Word Prompt (pander).

FYI, “Take Tea and See” was a slogan used in the late 50s and early 60s by the Tea Council of the U.S.A., which functions as the public relations arm for the Tea industry. Its primary purpose is to encourage greater tea consumption by the American public.

6 thoughts on “Take Tea and See

  1. Dave Williams July 29, 2021 / 5:19 am

    Neat way to put the narrator’s first reaction: “colorful adventure.” The last two words made me smile … a spicy and fun way to end the story — particularly with how those two words cleverly echo the two words that end the penultimate sentence. And the Tea Council doesn’t have to worry about me — I’m a big fan of tea 🙂

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  2. Marleen July 29, 2021 / 9:00 am

    Michael Pollan, Author of “This Is Your Mind on Plants” | Amanpour and Company

    Originally aired on July 19, 2021.

    Even with the boom in legal cannabis, there were still more than one million marijuana arrests across the U.S. in 2019. In his new book, “This Is Your Mind on Plants,” author Michael Pollan challenges the way we think about all drugs, from psychedelics and opioids to the caffeine in tea and coffee. Pollan speaks with Walter Isaacson about the effects of plant-based drugs on our behavior.

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