In Reply to: My cup of tea posted by Karen on June 07, 2010 at 21:38:
: Where does the idiom _ is my cup of tea come from? What is the orgin of this phrase? Any information about this saying would be most appreciated!
"It's not my cup of tea -- I don't like it. It's not to my taste...The saying is of British origin and was used in the affirmative sense in the mid-eighteenth century. The negative form has been current since the 1920s." "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996). Page 187.