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Quotes about Tea

May 28, 2007


   “The British Empire was built on cups of tea, and if you think i’m going into battle without one, you’re sorely mistaken!” — Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

   “If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are excited, it will calm you.” ~ William Gladstone

  “Tea is one of the main stays of civilization in this country.” ~ George Orwell

  “A true warrior, like tea, shows his strength in hot water.” ~ Chinese proverb

  “Matrons, who toss the cup, and see \ The grounds of fate in grounds of tea.” ~ Charles Churchill, The Ghost (bk. I, l. 117)

  “Tea’s proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence.” ~ Samuel Johnson

  “Here thou, great Anna! whom three realms obey, / Dost sometimes counsel take–and sometimes tea.” ~ Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock (canto III, l. 7)

  “Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea? how did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.” ~ Sydney Smith, Lady Holland’s Memoir (vol. I, p. 383)

  “Tea does our fancy aid, / Repress those vapours which the head invade / And keeps that palace of the soul serene.” ~ Edmund Waller, Of Tea

  “I am so fond of tea that I could write a whole dissertation on its virtues. It comforts and enlivens without the risks attendant on spirituous liquors. Gentle herb! Let the florid grape yield to thee. Thy soft influence is a more safe inspirer of social joy.” ~ James Boswell

  “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me” ~ C.S. Lewis

  “Tea pot is on, the cups are waiting, Favorite chairs anticipating, No matter what I have to do, My friend there’s always time for you” ~ Unknown

  “Where there’s tea there’s hope.” ~ Arthur W. Pinero

  “Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.” ~ Chaim Potok

  “Twinkle, twinkle little bat How I wonder what you’re at! Up above the world you fly, Like a tea-tray in the sky” ~ Lewis Carroll

  “Tea and books – Mmmmmm, two of life’s exquisite pleasures that together bring near-bliss.” ~ Christine Hanrahan

  “To an Englishman, tea is of far greater importance than toilet paper.” — anon.

  “Women are like tea bags, they don’t know how strong they are until they get into hot water.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

  “A woman is like a tea bag, you can not tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” ~ Nancy Reagan

  “The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort and refinement.” ~ Arthur Gray

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