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23 Transporting Tea Quotes

April 7, 2016

Tea brings people together. It’s a nearly magical beverage that just soothes the soul. Much like love, people often have a hard time describing the magic of tea. For each tea drinker the ritual of tea drinking is unique. There is a bond between tea drinkers all around the world, no matter what decade they were born in, what background they come from, or what their personal beliefs may be. There’s something about the rich, bold beverage we brew that forms a union that injects a little extra something into our lives.

Here are some powerful tea quotes that instantly make you want to reach for your mug.

1. Tea is liquid wisdom. – Anonymous

2. You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. – C. S. Lewis

3. As much as you can eat healthy, it’s also important to remember to drink healthy too. Tea is very healing. – Kristin Chenoweth

4. There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. – Henry James

5. Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual. – Thomas de Quincey

6. I would rather have a cup of tea than sex. – Boy George

7. There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea. – Gary Snyder

8. Where there’s tea, there’s hope. – Arthur Wing Pinero

9. Tea is nought but this: first you heat the water, then you make the tea. Then you drink it properly. That is all you need to know. – Sen Rikyu

10. There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

11. Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage. – Catherine Douzel

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

13. All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong, but like it a little stronger with each year that passes. – George Orwell

14. A cup of tea would restore my normality. – Douglas Adams

15. Surely a pretty woman never looks prettier than when making tea. – Mary Elizabeth Braddon

16. There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life. – Lin Yutang

17. In Chinese we say tea washes the spirit. It’s not something that just enters your stomach, it also enters your mind. – Patrick Cui

18. 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. – William E. Gladstone

19. Tea is wealth itself, because there is nothing that cannot be lost, no problem that will not disappear, no burden that will not float away, between the first sip and the last. – The Minister of Leaves, The Republic of Tea

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

21. When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that’s when I think life is over. – Audrey Hepburn

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

23. A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Share some of your favorite tea quotes with us in the comments! Everybody needs a little inspiration.