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I love tea. Damn that caffeine just hits my cranium like a hurricane with the relief of a heroin toke!

I especially love spicy tea. If it ain’t brown it’s just milk and water.

I delight in hot black tea – strungi. Put some pepper in you tea, it’s hot!

Lemon tea served with honey is my taste of heaven.

Mint tea is a delicacy I have come to revel the end of my days in. And just before I sleep, some lavender tea. Mmmh!

As long as your tea is bubbling brown with ginger, masala, or whatever poison you are brewing, am up for that cuppa tea!

Nyokabi made my weekend with the tea she made last night. I think I will finally pop the question.

There are days however, when I visit friends but I do not want tea. Maybe a soda, water or just a chat will do.

I have however noticed with my mom’s friends, friend’s families and relatives is that its rude and offensive to refuse tea. You will be considered “kale kasichana Ka maringo.”

I have been forced to shove tasteless and unwanted tea a couple of times. I hated it! There are relatives and family friends I have since distanced myself.

Sometimes I get to a friend’s house with the intention of taking tea. I might even have called to request a cup prior. But once I get to the house, the desire escapes my taste-buds.

Is it right for my friend to force tea down my throat?

Sometimes I begin to drink the tea but after a couple of sips, I get bored or the tea disturbs my stomach.

Is it right for my friend to force me to finish it?

My friend might get disappointed. Maybe because they have put energy into the making of the tea. They might even have spent the last 50 bob to buy me the milk.

But it’s just a cuppa tea. It’s just 50 bob. Its worth doesn’t warrant my friend or relative to pour it down my throat. Does it??

You already know what I think. A penny??

See I think tea is God’s best gift to human beings. Tea can relieve you off stress. Refreshes our bodies, and gives you that euphoria after equivalent to that morning toke.

Tea is for life. But don’t force it on me.


By Wambui Ochieng'

Radical Feminist

13 thoughts on “Like A Cuppa Tea”
  1. I love your article. Tea is something I’m not a fan of at all… and I’ve been told multiple times that “ Niko na maringo” both at people’s places and during tea time at my work place. I can’t stress on this article enough. Stole every word out of my mouth and put them in better state 💯💕💕💕
    Love it.

  2. Tea and Consent, a wonderful PSA by the Thames Valley Police featuring stick figures, initially seems like a gross oversimplification that might poorly serve a serious and sensitive subject or at the very least, open well-intentioned cops up to jokes about British people and their But the comparison is not only effective, it quite clearly condemns any attempts to claim murkiness around the subject. Because if you get when it is and isn t OK to serve tea, you can t really claim ignorance when your initially willing partner slips into unconsciousness.

  3. Therefore, when that job is taken away or threatened or mixed up, they’re like ‘so what other value do I add to this relationship? Choice of partner for women and men is a big deal. Have money discussions early and when it happens, have a shift in mindset.

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