The Tea In Me Story Contest Rules

  • 1st place wins $75, 2nd place wins $50, and 3rd place wins $25.
  • There is no entry fee, but only one entry is allowed per person.
  • We will judge stories based on creativity and originality.
  • To enter, write a story of 100 words or less and post it on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Tumblr.
  • To be eligible for a prize your story must:
    • Include the hashtag #TTIMStoryContest202110
    • Mention the Vanilla Pecan Verse tea
    • Link to The Tea in Me website (
  •  Payments will be made through PayPal only. If we cannot contact a winner or arrange payment through PayPal, then we will choose someone else to receive that prize.
  • The contest of open to everyone, void where prohibited by law. 
  • All entries must be submitted before November 1st, 2021.
  • Please keep your submissions family-friendly, and have fun!

Winner of the September Fairground Flashback Contest

Let’s go back to the fair soon, okay? Maybe next time we will do everything we wanted to, but I can only watch so many fireworks go by without wishing you were holding my hand. I will remember this day forever, and I cherish the tea you gave me to remember you by until next summer’s visit. The warm caramel may be the only explosion against my lips for a while, but I think that you are just as sweet.

Lyn (@lynmri_ on Twitter)

Winners of the August Strawberry Suspense Contest

When you are hurt, shall I make you some tea? My own hands are cracked and aching from this bitter winter, but my kettle always whistles to life at the sound of your voice. Let me hold you close and think of me when the warm strawberry floods your senses. I will take care of you.

Lyn (@brainworns)

Candles flickered, dancing with shadows. Dancing to the sound of faint humming. Light burned the markings into the ground. A gust blew the candles out. Steam curled out of the pot that started to whistle. The humming stopped. "I guess that's why they call it Strawberry Suspense."

Xavier (@queerandwriting)

“What’s this? It tastes fruity.” She said, “It’s my special strawberry tea. Do you like it?” “Yes. I feel a little weird, though.” “That’ll pass once it seeps into your bones.” Feeling queasy, I said “What do you mean?” “It’s only poison, silly. Relax and enjoy the ride. Adios.”

R.E. Moore (@REMoore13)

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