Tea quotes that will cheer up your mind

There are innumerable tea quotes. Neither me nor you perhaps would be able to guess it. These quotes on tea can be found in any language of the world. The creators made every effort to pick the sweetest words available in the dictionary to  describe the divine herb and the magical elixir called tea.  Here are few most famous of them collected from various sources. These kind words to cherish the drink you love so much shall cheer up your mind!

1. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

– Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963). He was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. tea quotes- tea being poured into a cup

2. “I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”

– Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (1821-1881), the great Russian writer. Sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, he was a novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. His immortal works include Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880).

 3. “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 (1740-1795) wrote in ‘Boswell’s London Journal, 1762-1763’. He was a Scottish lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh.

4. “A cup of tea would restore my normality.”

– Douglas Noel Adams wrote in his best known book ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’. Douglas Noel Adams (1952-2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist.

tea quotes - a researcher writing her paper on tea!

5. “Writing is a job, a talent, but it’s also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.”

– Ann Patchett book ‘Truth and Beauty’. Ann Patchett (1963) received the Orange Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2002 for her novel Bel Canto.

6. “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”

– Henry James in ‘The Portrait of a Lady’. Henry James (1843-1916), OM was an American writer. She became one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism with her works.

 7. “Okay, this is the wisdom. First, time spent on reconnaissanse is never wasted. Second, almost anything can be improved with the addition of bacon. And finally, there is no problem on Earth that can’t be ameliorated by a hot bath and a cup of tea.”

– Jasper Fforde in ‘Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron’. Jasper Fforde (1961) is a British novelist whose first novel, The Eyre Affair, was published in 2001.

8. “Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage.”

– Okakura Kakuzō on ‘The Book of Tea’. Okakura Kakuzō (1863-1913) was a Japanese scholar. He dedicated his whole life for the development of arts in Japan. tea quotes- a cup & pot of lemon tea

9. “Tea is a divine herb.” 

– Xu Guangqi (1562-1633). Xu Guangqi later adopted the baptismal name Paul. He was a Chinese scholar-bureaucrat, agricultural scientist, astronomer, and mathematician in the Ming Dynasty

10. “Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary.” 

– Chinese Proverb (apothecary – a person who prepared and sold medicines and drugs)

11. “As far as her mom was concerned, tea fixed everything. Have a cold? Have some tea. Broken bones? There’s a tea for that too. Somewhere in her mother’s pantry, Laurel suspected, was a box of tea that said, ‘In case of Armageddon, steep three to five minutes.” 

– Aprilynne Pike in ‘Illusions’. Aprilynne Pike (1981) is an internationally best-selling American author. She wrote her best known debut novel ‘Wings’, which was released in English on May 5, 2009. tea quotes - girl reding book with tea in a rainy day

12. “Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.”

– Bill Watterson wrote in his book ‘The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary’. William Boyd “Bill” Watterson II (1958) is an American cartoonist. He created of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, which was syndicated from 1985 to 1995.

13. “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 in ‘A memoir of the Rev’. Sydney Smith (1771-1845) was an English wit, writer and Anglican cleric.

14. “Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson in ‘Letters and Social Aims’. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet. He led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.tea quotes- girl with tea cup in nostalgic mood

15. “Tea is liquid wisdom.” 

– Author Unknown.

16. “Where there’s tea, there’s hope.” 

– Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934). Known as Pinero, he was an English actor. Pinero later became an important dramatist and stage director.

17. “This morning’s tea makes yesterday distant.”

–  one of the most famous tea quotes from an unknown author.

18. “Tea is the magic key to the vault where my brain is kept.”

– Frances Hardinge (1973) is a British children’s writer. She is best known for her debut novel ‘Fly by Night’ which in 2006 won the Branford Boase Award.

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19. “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?”

– T. Suzuki in ‘Zen and Japanese Culture’. Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki (1870-1966) was a Japanese writer of books and essays on Buddhism, Zen and Shin. With his works, he succeeded in cultivating interest among the Westerners on both Zen and Shin.

20. “If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.”

–  One of the many Japanese proverbial tea quotes.