Tea Quotes

Here's just a selection of tea quotes I've found on my travels - there
will be more to come soon:

# A nice factual quote to start off with from Ralph

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

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims

# An Englishmans tea

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors. ~Alice Walker

# From the late, great Japanese author on tea

Tea...is a religion of the art of life. ~ Okakura Kakuz┼Ź

# Told you tea and sugar were meant to be

A man without a mustasche is like a cup of tea without sugar. -
English Proverb

# Similar to apples - but much better...

Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary. -
Chinese Proverb

# For the Star Trek fans

"Computer:

Tea,

Earl Gray,

Hot." - Jean Luc Picard in Star Trek TNG (played by Patrick Stewart)

# Gladstone PM knew his stuff

"If you are cold, tea will warm you;

If you are too heated, it will cool you;

If you are depressed, it will cheer you;

If you are excited, it will calm you." - Gladstone (UK Primeminister
1865)

# Tea solves everything

"If he thought to himself, such a machine is a virtual impossibility,
then it must logically be a finite improbability. So all I have to do
in order to make one is to work out exactly how improbable it is, feed
that into the finite improbability generator, give it a fresh cup of
really hot tea...and turn it on!" - Douglas Adams (Hitchhikers Guide
to the Galaxy)

# And a proud thing it is too.

"You have arrived at a propitious moment, coincident with your
country's one indisputable contribution to Western civilisation -
afternoon tea". - Hugo Drax (James Bond: Moonraker

# Immortality? Pah!

"I am in no way interested in immortality, but only in the taste of
tea." - Lu T'ung

# I want more tea

"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)

# Wise words indeed

"Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy,
doesn't try it on." - Billy Connolly

# Here here!!

"Make tea not war" - Monty Python

# Never a truer word spoken

Tea es todo y tea es la vida! [Tea is everything and tea is life!] -
Unknown

# The Japanese knew their tea

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

# Don't forget to check back soon when I'll be adding some more.

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