I spent some time browsing through the tea illustrations, and all I can say is ... Wow. There are so many incredibly talented and creative people out there. It's truly amazing.
There are a wide variety of styles and mediums in the contributions. I love this one: teacup and lace. For humor, check out Mr. T drinking tea, a teacup atop a golf tea, and this cute one: Tea for Six. And this one, shown here, may be the tiniest one. It's acrylic, painted on a 1" x 1.25" tea tag!
The folded pieces are lovely, I might have to try this just for fun.
I did a search through the Illustration Friday topics, and guess what's missing? No coffee! Wouldn'tcha think they'd do a coffee theme? Somebody oughtta suggest it. Eh? Nudge nudge.