Quotes about tea parties, afternoon tea, iced tea, and more

Quotes about tea are comforting, thought-provoking reading for those of us who love tea! And tea quotations can be used in so many ways... from an inspiring tea quote to start your day to a delightful, personal note in a handwritten card, you'll find countless ways to enjoy and share these tea sayings.

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Tea Quotes - Afternoon Tea

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. - Henry James, American writer

The very ritual of tea-making, warming the pot, making sure that the water is just boiling, inhaling the fragrant steam, arranging the tea-cosy to fit snugly around the precious container, all the preliminaries lead up to the exquisite pleasure of sipping the brew from thin porcelain, and helping oneself to hot buttered scones and strawberry jam, a slice of feather-light sponge cake or home-made shortbread. - Miss Read, Gossip from Thrush Green

Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea? - Rupert Brooke, English poet, The Old Vicarage, Grantchester

I'm an afternoon tea type of girl. I come from a Russian background where we love our teas. So between lunch and dinner after training I come home and I love a nice cup of tea with jam in it, as we drink it there. Black English Breakfast tea with raspberry jam is my favorite. - Maria Sharapova, professional tennis player

Quotes about Tea

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors. - Alice Walker, American author

Afternoon tea should be provided, fresh supplies, with thin bread-and-butter, fancy pastries, cakes, etc., being brought in as other guests arrive. - Isabella Beeton, English author and cookery writer, Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management

Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o'clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without. - Thomas De Quincey, English essayist, Confessions of an English Opium Eater

In nothing more is the English genius for domesticity more notably declared than in the institution of this festival - almost one may call it - of afternoon tea... The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose. - George Gissing, English novelist, The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft

Tea Quotes - Iced Tea

American-style iced tea is the perfect drink for a hot, sunny day. It's never really caught on in the UK, probably because the last time we had a hot, sunny day was back in 1957. - Tom Holt, British novelist

Quotes about Tea

Iced tea is too pure and natural a creation not to have been invented as soon as tea, ice, and hot weather crossed paths. - John Egerton, American journalist

Iced tea may not have as much wisdom as hot tea, but in the summer better a cool and refreshed dullard than a steamy sweat-drenched sage - leave sagacity to the autumn! - Linda Solegato

Tea Quotes - Tea Parties and Celebrations

Another novelty is the tea-party, an extraordinary meal in that, being offered to persons that have already dined well, it supposes neither appetite nor thirst, and has no object but distraction, no basis but delicate enjoyment. - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer, politician, and gastronome, The Physiology of Taste

Perhaps that is the true gift of a teatime celebration:  It fills our cups with joy and warmth and friendship. May the echo of the teacups' message be heard not only at Christmas, not only on special occasions, but anytime friends come together. - Emilie Barnes, American author and speaker, A Cozy Christmas Tea

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