14 Sipping Tea Memes For When You're Totally Keeping Out Of The Drama

Not all memes are created equal. Truth be told, most are mere blips on the Internet's radar. What happened to the NASA Mohawk Guy? Did the First World ever solve its problems? It takes a special kind of meme to hang on to the internet's fickle attention, but the sipping tea meme has managed to do exactly that. Years after its creation, Kermit and his tea-drinking friends are still ready and willing to help you rise above all the drama — but only after putting in your two cents, of course.

According to Know Your Meme, the meme's origins reach all the way back to 2014. That year, Instagram users began pairing images of Kermit the Frog with passive-aggressive observations, followed by the caveat that it's "none of my business." Soon, a single image came to be associated with his aloof put-downs: Kermit sipping a cup of steaming Lipton tea. No topic is off-limits; the beloved Muppet has gone after everything from cheaters to Donald Trump's word choice. These days, the meme has become so popular that the mere act of sipping tea is synonymous with throwing shade.

I feel like someone should warn Miss Piggy that her beau is hiding a strong passive-aggressive streak, but I suppose it's none of my business. It is, however, my business to introduce you to some of the best sipping tea memes. Use them wisely.

1. Going After The POTUS

Glenn Johnson on Twitter

2. For All The Flaky Friends

memebot on Twitter

3. A Relic From The Days Of "Pokemon Go"

Darren (AL)™🥃 on Twitter

4. When It's Not Your Job

STEVEEEEEEE on Twitter

5. We All Know That Feeling

Zenvest on Twitter

6. Historical Throwback

American Revolution on Twitter

7. Just Move Along

RJPerry on Twitter

8. "Lemonade" Left Everyone Shook (But Especially Jay-Z)

Brittany on Twitter

9. Leave The Snowstorms To Other People

Jessica Jayne on Twitter

11. Defying Gravity

Craig on Twitter

12. Muppets Like Tea, Too

Marty St. George on Twitter

13. Theoretically True

👑 on Twitter

14. It Happens To Everyone

Isabel on Twitter