Across The Miles Tea Poem

Across The Miles Tea Poem

This project is a great little gift for those far away from us. It comes with a set of poems that you can use depending on the situation.

What you need

Card stock
Printed Poem
Tea Bag


Start by cutting out a tea pot shape and attaching the tea bag to the inside along with a copy of your chosen poem from below.

We also have another version of this tea poem especially for christmas which comes with a pine cone tree: Christmas Tea Poem.

Overseas Poem

There are too many miles between us
for me to get to you.
So I am sending you a tea bag and this will
have to do.
So make your self a cup of tea
and when you drink it
I’ll think of you and
you think of me
together sharing a cup of tea.


Friends Poem

I cannot sit and chat with you,
the way I’d like to do.
So brew yourself a cup of tea,
I’ll think of you, you think of me.

(source unknown)

Feeling Sad

When you are feeling sad & blue
And have no clue what to do
Sit down and have a cup of tea

And a hug or two or maybe three
Feel those troubles melt away
And start you on a better day.

(by Paulette, 1998~~TLC Creations)

Tea Cures All

Tea that helps our head and heart.
Tea medicates most every part.
Tea rejuvenates the very old.
Tea warms the hands of those who’re cold.

(J. Jonker, Amsterdam circa 1670 )


If I could take your Troubles,
I would toss them in the Sea.
But since I can’t, I’m sending you,
My favorite cup of tea.

(source unknown)



  1. brilltani, but I think I will try and find some sealed t.bags.

  2. I think it’s great, but does it come with a teapot template please?

    • Helen White says

      Hello! Cut 2 pieces of fabric larger than a tea bag,put fabric on fold so would only have one side seam to sew. Before sewing bottom right sides together, fold over the other end to hem top. Make it wide enough to slide some ribbon through to enclose tea in bag. Now sew bottom and side seam leaving top open to put ribbon through.

  3. hi i made this for my daughter who lives overseas and when she got it she phoned me up and cryed over the phone and said that is the sweetest thing anyone has send her ….

  4. sending this to my son in canada he will have a laugh ang maybe a tear

  5. marilynrose says

    I can’t wait to do this project. I have a lot of friends that need a pick me up. where do I get a template for the teapot?

  6. I did this one year and all my friends LOVED it.

  7. I am just surfing you wonderful site here. I certainly intend to do up this little tea pot for my girlfriend. It is just so cute. Love your other items also.Thank you

  8. this is very neat!

  9. this is so great, thank you

  10. Love the simplicity of this project. But especially love the little Aussie Koala, Blinky Bill is his name, on the front. Perfect for my distant friends.

  11. I found your site today and I really love the ideas for the tea bag and holder. I also love your poems. Thank you so much!

  12. thisfit my friends to a tea love it

  13. One for mothers day

    I will try my best to do ok
    In helping out on mothers day,
    but if you become upset with me,
    just relax and have a cup of tea…

    I love that one!

  14. i love this idear it great to send to friend across the miles

    thank you for greatpoems

  15. Here is another verse for Christmas

    On Christmas Day
    At half past three,
    Boil yourself a cup of tea.
    I’ll think of you,
    You’ll think of me.

    Merry Christmas

  16. This is really cute. My sisters will love this especially before we have a tea party. What a way to look forward to getting together. Thank you for sharing.

  17. I’m going to use this idea..and include a mug mat ..thank you for sharing this wonderful little gift..

  18. just the idea I needed to send friends and family across the miles while we are on the island of Guam!

  19. i luv the poems but does anyone have the pattern for the tea pot to cut out

  20. RAVEN4MERLIN says

    I have made this for a fundraiser and it was a mega hit! if you can get the envelopes that the lil teapot fits in it’s the perfect card that will go through the mail with a single stamp like a regular letter/card. thanks for this one!

  21. this was ok

  22. this was the most sweetest thing i have ever sent my friend

  23. this is very cute and very warming to the heart to loved ones

  24. just wonderfull thank you

  25. very cute idea, I will surely use this. Thanks

  26. I’m excited to make this for my boyfriend in scotland.

  27. Thanks for sharing the idea online….sent to me by a friend- I hope to put the idea to use.

  28. I intend to send this idea, madeup of course to friends that are far away

  29. Great idea

  30. very good alway find some thing to do

  31. very nice it cheered up my friend

  32. this will be a very nice “filler” for my familly and friends in the UK.


  34. easy thankyou

  35. i love this just be weary when sending tea over seas it might pay to use a sealed teabag. again fab idea its my xmas card to friends o/s

  36. arkcitylady says

    This will make a nice gift gesture for my Red Hat sisters.

  37. Hard enough to cut out to make older kids feel it is not a baby project yet simple enough to assemble that it will not tax their patience.

  38. My Mom has plenty of tea bags so this was an easy project!

  39. I’m going to put little packets of homemade Christmas tea and use Christmas wrap on top of cardstock.
    Awesome idea!

  40. Guest wonderful idea!!

  41. lovely idea

  42. I LOVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. excellent idea love it

  44. mosquitobend says

    This is a Great Ideal, Thank’s

  45. I would like more poem options but the idea is grand !

  46. cute poems

  47. Such a cute idea!

  48. liked it very much

  49. what a great idea, I am going to make lots to send o/s and also to friends I dont see often enough – thanks

  50. I think this is a really great idea.

  51. fun to make

  52. This is a perfect project for our Brownie Troop to give as favors at the Mother/Daughter Tea

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