So with apologies to my American friends who don't have a sence of humour and none whatsoever to those that get Python or Douglas Adams, here is a reworking of the Star Spangled Banner to reflect a different historical outcome.
Whose broad leaves and sweet taste, form a marvelous sight,
Oh, say! does that milk jug get used before the tea pot*
O'er the land of the tea and the home of the Queen?
What is that which the pot, o'er the strainer keep,
As it fitfully flows, half for now, half for later?
'Tis the good morning cuppa! Oh, long may it serve
That the havoc of tea and the coffee's confusion
For the master at night or mistress's parlour:
O'er the land of the tea and the home of the Queen.
Into our loved home and the tealeaf's infusion!
Praise the Power that is made and pour out for us a nation!
And this be our motto: "In Tea is our trust":
O'er the land of the tea and the home of the brave.