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Difference between Different cup of tea and Not someone’s cup of tea

different cup of tea, a(also: another cup of tea) a different state of affairs; smth. of an altogether different kind:

  • London in wartime is a very different cup of tea from Winchester.

not someone’s cup of tea—said of smth. that is not to a person’s taste or does not appeal to one:

  • If Yeats isn’t your cup of tea, why not try some of the more contemporary Irish poets?

Note: Neither expression correlates in meaning with the phrase cup of tea, a—(coll.) an individual of the kind mentioned (especially an older woman):

  • Miss Prentice seems to be a very unpleasant cup of tea.