Quotes: About Tea


Make tea, not war.

(Monty Python)

“Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”

(Henry James)

“A cup of tea would restore my normality.”

(Douglas Adams)

Come along inside….
We’ll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place

  (The Wind in the Willows)

There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.

(Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims)

Enjoy life sip by sip, not gulp by gulp

(The Minister of Leaves)

I always fear that creation will expire before tea time. 

(Rev. Sydney Smith)

 Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one. 

(Ancient Chinese Proverb)

While there is tea, there is hope. 

(Sir Arthur Pinero)

 Tea – the cups that cheer but not inebriate.

(William Cowper)

  Tea is liquid wisdom.


If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.

(Japanese Proverb)

 This morning’s tea makes yesterday distant.

(Author Unknown)

The sounds of the tea being made invite the peach blossoms to peep in through the window.

(Uson, quoted in Sasaki Sanmi, Sadô Saijiki)

Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage.

(Okakura Kakuzō)

Water is the mother of tea, a teapot its father, and fire the teacher.

(Chinese Proverb)

Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea.

(Author Unknown)

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves — slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.

(Thich Nat Hahn)

Perhaps it is while drinking tea that I most of all enjoy the sense of leisure.

(George Gissing, The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft, 1903)

I’m more a philosophical connoisseur of tea than an actual drinker of the stuff.

(Rhann Morgan)

My kettle coughs a steamy tea.

(Terri Guillemets)

Bring me a cup of tea and the ‘Times.’

(Queen Victoria on her accession to the British throne)

As the centerpiece of a cherished ritual, it’s a talisman against the chill of winter, a respite from the ho-hum routine of the day.

Sarah Engler, “Tea Up,” Real Simplemagazine, February 2006

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