The Minister of Leaves
"Enjoy life sip by sip not gulp by gulp."
Rev. Sydney Smith
"Thank God for Tea! What would the world do without tea? How did
it exist? I am glad
I was not born before tea."
"I always fear that creation will expire before tea-time."
"Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea."
"Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot
water, yet it still sings!"
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated
to the ceremony
known as afternoon tea."
Sir Arthur Pinero
"While there's tea there's hope."
"Tea- the cups that cheer but not inebriate."
Percy Bysshe Shelly
"Tea - where small talk dies in agonies."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of
"Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world."
"Ecstasy is a glass full of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth."
"I am in no way interested in immortality,
but only in the taste of tea."
"Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage."
"Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones - the kettle boils,
bubbles and sings, musically."
"One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight, beyond
the bliss of dreams."
Ancient Chinese Proberb
"Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one."
Ballad of the Tea Pickers Le Yih, Early Ch'ing Dynasty, 1644
"So I must rise at early dawn, as busy as can be, to get my daily
labor done, and pluck the leafy tea."
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
"Do you want your adventure now," Peter said casually to John, "or
would you like to have your tea first?" Wendy said, "Tea first, quickly."
Sarah Fergerson, The Dutchess of York, On Tea
"As long as it is hot, wet and goes down the right way, it's fine
Bob Hoskins in Mona Lisa
- "What may I bring you?"
- "I'd like tea."
- "Earl Grey or lapsong souchong?"
- "No, tea."
"Come and share a pot of tea,
My home is warm and my friendship's free."