A popular pun about tea is:
Q: What kind of tea is sometimes hard to swallow?
The joke was from 9-year-old Benje Morris of Charlotte, North Carolina, who won a 1994 Laffy Taffy “America’s Funniest Kid” joke contest. Similar “tea” puns—on words such as “honesty”—have been published in newspapers since the 19th century.
Google News Archive
2 January 1994, Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal, “America’s Funniest Kid cracks one-liners in N.C.” (AP), pg. B3, col. 1:
CHARLOTTE—What kind of tea is sometimes hard to swallow?
The answer is—reality. Get it?
It may not be a sidesplitter, but the joke was good enough to win 9-year-old Benjie Morris of Charlotte the title of America’s Funniest Kid in a national contest sponsored by the makers of Laffy Taffy candy.
“What kind of tea is the hardest to swallow? Reality.” ~Laffy Taffy.
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