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Quotes about Tea, a common beverage.

  • "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
  • "Picture you upon my knee, / Just tea for two and two for tea." ~ Irving Caesar, Tea for Two
  • "Matrons, who toss the cup, and see \ The grounds of fate in grounds of tea." ~ Charles Churchill, The Ghost (bk. I, l. 117)
  • "Tea! Thou soft, thou sober, sage, and venerable liquid, . . . thou female tongue-running, smile-smoothing, heart-opening, wink-tipping cordial, to whose glorious insipidity I owe the happiest moment of my life, let me fall prostrate." ~ Colley Cibber, Lady's Last Stake (act I, sc. 1)
  • "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
  • "Soft yielding Minds to Water glide away, / And sip, with Nymphs, their elemental Tea." - Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock (canto I)


  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I view tea drinking as a destroyer of health, an enfeebler of the frame, an en-genderer of effeminancy and laziness, a debaucher of youth and maker of misery for old age. Thus he makes that miserable progress towards that death which he finds ten or fifteen years sooner than he would have found it if he had made his wife brew beer instead of making tea." — William Cobbett in Cottage Economy (1821).
  • "To an Englishman, tea is of far greater importance than toilet paper." — anon.
  • "There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea" ~ Bernard-Paul Heroux


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