A Cup of Cinnamon Tea...

February 4, 2010
By TheStoryWeaver GOLD, Sofia, Other
TheStoryWeaver GOLD, Sofia, Other
12 articles 4 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The Aenied is an Odyssey of epic proportions." - Caleb
"Eve was deceived and ate the fruit, Adam ate it out of stupidity." - Mr. M
"Begone ye map of woe!"
"I'm the map..." - Lydia and Caleb.


She comes down the stairs and grabs a cup. She picks up a spoon and starts stirring.
He comes down and opens the package. He adds water and starts stirring.
She glances at him and quickly looks away. He glances back.
She takes sugar, he takes cream.
They sip in silence, glancing at each other from the corners of their eyes.
He finally works up the courage to ask, “What’s your name?”
She smiles and answers. “What’s yours?”
It’s raining outside.

A week later she comes down the stairs to see him standing there.
She stops and wonders whether she should just go upstairs.
He turns and sees her. Too late. She comes down and starts preparing her tea.
“What kind of tea are you drinking?” He asks.
“Green Jasmine. What about you?”
“Earl Grey. Sugar?”
She nods. “Cream?”
He smiles, hesitantly, and reaches out to take it.

Every day at 10:30 he comes down.
She sees him getting his tea ready.
He doesn’t talk to her and looks slightly uncomfortable.
He finishes his cup and finally blurts out:
“Do you want to go on a date?”
He looks down and waits for her rejection.
“Yes.” He looks up and she is blushing.
“I’m free on Friday. Will eight be okay?”
“That’s great.” She hurriedly finishes her tea and runs up the stairs.

She really does like him.
He really does like her.
They go out again. Soon they are together.
She meets his parents.
His mother can’t be happier.
He meets her parents.
Her father regards him with suspicion.


He can tell what mood she’s in by the tea she drinks.
Black- Tired
Green Jasmine- Stressed
Orange Pekoe- Sad or angry
Cranberry- Happy
Today she is drinking something else. He wonders what kind.



She’s drinking cinnamon.
She doesn’t know why but she doesn’t feel like anything else
She thinks she loves him.
There’s a warm feeling inside her.
What else could it be but love?

He loves her.
He takes her to the little teashop they went to on their first date.
He gets down on one knee.
“Will you marry me?”
“Yes.” They kiss.
It is raining outside.

She’s a vision in white.
He’s the happiest man alive.
Their mothers cry.
Their dads pretend not to.
The wedding song plays.
They drink cinnamon tea.

They have their first fight.
It started over something simple, she can’t remember what.
She just remembers the angry words and the slamming doors.
He leaves the house. She is scared.
She wants to make a cup of tea, but she doesn’t know what kind.
She falls onto the couch and cries.

He sneaks back in the house.
He’s sorry and he still loves her.
He goes and wakes her.
“I’m sorry.”
“Me too.”
He offers the package in his hand to her.
It is cinnamon tea.
Just what she wants.
They smile and drink some together.

She lies in a hospital bed, gasping for breath.
He can’t hold back the tears.
He strokes her white hair.
He hears her last words.
“I’ll save some cinnamon tea for you. I finally know why it’s my favorite. It’s the flavor of love, the flavor I think of when I think of you. I love you.”
With that, she slips away.
He cries.
It’s raining outside.
Now every day he takes a walk.
He tells stories to children.
He still loves her with all his heart.
He waits for the day he will see her again.
And every day he drinks cinnamon tea and reflects on his life,
And how it all started with a cup of tea.


The author's comments:
I wrote this piece so it could reflect anybody, any time, any situation. btw I love tea as you can probably figure out from this article.

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trblue GOLD said...
on Oct. 11 2010 at 10:44 am
trblue GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
14 articles 7 photos 141 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Too often we lose sight of life's simple pleasures. Remember, when someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown. It only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and slap that mother@#?!&* upside the head. "

over the summer i pulled some teenink stuff off the internet, and this pice of work was decided. it makes me want some tea and what knid of tea r u drinking i cant find any of those.

on Feb. 14 2010 at 2:44 am
TheStoryWeaver GOLD, Sofia, Other
12 articles 4 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The Aenied is an Odyssey of epic proportions." - Caleb
"Eve was deceived and ate the fruit, Adam ate it out of stupidity." - Mr. M
"Begone ye map of woe!"
"I'm the map..." - Lydia and Caleb.

ooo, yeah that's the best :)

on Feb. 12 2010 at 4:52 pm
SilverLuna SILVER, _________, Washington
8 articles 0 photos 230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Come fairies take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.".... W.B. Yeats.
"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." - Douglas Adams

I love cinnimon chai tea, it's amazing! >.< I also like green tea too though!(:

on Feb. 10 2010 at 9:13 pm
megpie000 PLATINUM, Marietta, Georgia
22 articles 1 photo 100 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord you God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to." Deuteronomy 15:10

this is so good! it made me cry!!!

on Feb. 10 2010 at 6:11 pm
storyofmylife PLATINUM, Mt. Olive, Alabama
27 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
If life gives you lemons. Paint them green and pretend they're limes.

magnifique!!! i loved it. i really liked the way you set it up. so beautiful.

on Feb. 10 2010 at 2:17 pm
I like it very much. It shows forguveness, and love and good memories even when the person is gone.

Also the photo looks like Lexie has a talen also.

on Feb. 10 2010 at 3:14 am
TheStoryWeaver GOLD, Sofia, Other
12 articles 4 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The Aenied is an Odyssey of epic proportions." - Caleb
"Eve was deceived and ate the fruit, Adam ate it out of stupidity." - Mr. M
"Begone ye map of woe!"
"I'm the map..." - Lydia and Caleb.

Thanks for the comment :) what's your favorite kind of tea? Mine depends on my mood but I like Rooibus (sp?), Chai and, of course, Cinnimon! :p

on Feb. 9 2010 at 5:18 pm
SilverLuna SILVER, _________, Washington
8 articles 0 photos 230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Come fairies take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.".... W.B. Yeats.
"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." - Douglas Adams

I liked this alot, maybe it's because I like tea top, but I'm guessing it has more to do with the story and how you wrote it! Great, keep on writing!(;

on Feb. 9 2010 at 1:41 pm
TheStoryWeaver GOLD, Sofia, Other
12 articles 4 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The Aenied is an Odyssey of epic proportions." - Caleb
"Eve was deceived and ate the fruit, Adam ate it out of stupidity." - Mr. M
"Begone ye map of woe!"
"I'm the map..." - Lydia and Caleb.

thanks! I'm really glad you did... It's kinda different than what I usually write and I wasn't sure if anyone would like it. :)

on Feb. 8 2010 at 3:19 pm
CamilleCasse BRONZE, Kleinbug, Other
4 articles 0 photos 16 comments
I really like this,

good job


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