For generations, cultures around the world have used tea in their everyday lives. Whether it’s the tea stall on Calcutta streets, age old tea ceremonies in Japan, High-teas in English culture, or the new tea houses in cities all over the world bringing tea and people together.
As we continue working with tea, we realize how much we love tea, and everything that’s involved in making this amazing beverage. Whether its in the tea gardens, the factory – or in our kitchens. Tea has introduced us to amazing people, in different walks of life – and there’s no better way to appreciate this thought than sharing with you some of our favorite tea quotes from tea masters, celebrities, writers and people from all over the world.
We have selected our top 10 tea quotes – and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Feel free to use this list, re-post or add to it !
- 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
- The very act of preparing and serving tea encourages conversation. The little spaces in time created by teatime rituals call out to be filled with conversation. Even the tea itself - warm and comforting-inspires a feeling of relaxation and trust that fosters shared confidences.
- The best quality tea must have the creases like the leather boots of Tartar horsemen, curl like the dewlap of a mighty bullock, unfold like a mist rising out of a ravine, gleam like a lake touched by a zephyr, and be wet and soft like earth newly swept by rain.
- If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.
- Make tea, not war.
- 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.
- Life is like a cup of tea, its all in how you make it
- 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.
- While there is tea, there is hope.
Arthur Wing Pinero
- 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 Ewart Gladstone