Mr. Cornelius and I have a new friend in the Alphabet Soup kitchen. His name is Mr. Tea, and so far, he’s taught us that:
- It’s socially acceptable to take your pants off in public.
- It’s also socially acceptable to wet your pants.
- Another name for tea infuser is “Hot Pants.”
Come along on Mr. Tea’s first adventure. So many cups, so little time!
Mr. Tea arrived in a Christmas stocking and immediately stole our hearts.
Cornelius envied Mr. Tea’s ability to be in two places at the same time.
He could hang on just about anything he wanted.
He made all kinds of fussy tea paraphernalia — strainers, t-balls, and bags — obsolete and totally unnecessary.
Now to find just the right cup. Nope. Too much barking!
The cats ignored him.
Yay, alphabets! If only that blue cow’s butt wasn’t stuck in the cup.
Are you kidding me? I’m a TEA MAN!
Get out of there, Cornelius, before you get wet!
I hear Alice knows all about tea parties. But the writing in this cup makes me dizzy.
Why yes! I’m both elegant and radiant!
But Yikes! Don’t want ants in my pants.
What’s that yellow thing in the cup? I’m a serious Tea Man. No monkey business for me.
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. (Can you tell I’m not a morning person?)
Now you’re talkin! I love hangin’ with the Prez!
Time to get ready. Just open your favorite stash of tea.
Fill my pants with a teaspoon or two.
Lower me into the hot tub. Ta da! That feels so good!
Looks like I’ll be hangin’ around here for quite awhile.
Is he adorable, or what? He’s the perfect tea time companion and always so laid back.
Tips: He works better with larger cut loose tea — unless you don’t mind little tea bits leaking from his pants. (Hold onto your strainer.) His pants can be turned inside out for washing. He’s quite well behaved and loves to be read to. Enjoy!
Get your Mr. Tea here.
Happy National Hot Tea Month!
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