20 Famous Quotes About Tea

Authors can find inspiration in almost anything, but it is an interesting trend that tea has been mentioned numerous times in the creations of big names like Dostoyevsky or Dickens, and not only when it comes to literature, but also – their lifestyle. Maybe this is due to the fact that tea has a huge influence on many social aspects of life. It is not uncommon to use tea as a pun as well. Don’t you just get the sense that tea fits everywhere and in every situation?

Without further ado – it is tea o’clock!

1. “You’ll never find a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
― Winston S. Churchill

2. “I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground

3. “My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody.”
― Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White

4. “Honestly, if you’re given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don’t say ‘what kind of tea?”
― Neil Gaiman

5. “Arthur blinked at the screens and felt he was missing something important. Suddenly he realized what it was.

“Is there any tea on this spaceship?” he asked.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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6. “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
― Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

7. “There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.”
― Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living

8. “Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?”
― D.T. Suzuki, Zen and Japanese Culture

9. “Tea … is a religion of the art of life.”
― Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea

10. “But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea.”
― Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

11. “Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life.”
― Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea

12. “Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea!”
― Agatha Christie

13. “My dear if you could give me a cup of tea to clear my muddle of a head I should better understand your affairs.”
― Charles Dickens, Mrs. Lirriper’s Legacy

14. “I am in no way interested in immortality, but only in the taste of tea.”
― Lu T’ung

15. “I am a hardened and shameless tea-drinker, who has, for twenty years, diluted his meals with only the infusion of this fascinating plant; whose kettle has scarcely time to cool; who with tea amuses the evening, with tea solaces the midnight, and, with tea, welcomes the morning.”
― Samuel Johnson

16. “Tea is the elixir of life.”
― Myoan Eisai, Kissa Yojoki How to Stay Healthy by Drinking Tea

17. “Wouldn’t it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn’t have tea?”
― Noël Coward

18. „Tea unleashes the potential which slumbers in the depth of my soul.”
― Leo Tolstoy

19. “All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong, but like it a little stronger with each year that passes — a fact which is recognized in the extra ration issued to old-age pensioners.”
― George Orwell, A Nice Cup Of Tea

20. “Ecstasy is a glass full of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth.”
― Alexander Pushkin

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