Many of us love tea quotes and sayings because they bring to mind good memories, make us laugh, or provide peaceful or inspiring words on which to meditate. Others of us love these tidbits because of the multitude of ways they can be used - in tea party favors, in home decorating, in crafts, and much more.
Whatever the reason you love these delightful words, you'll be sure to find much enjoyment in these tea pages. Here are some quote categories to get you started (or feel free to just browse, if you'd rather!).
A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States (1933 to 1945)
If two women should pour from the same pot, one of them will have a baby within a year. - Tea proverb (and superstition)
I've never cooked. I can't do much more in the kitchen than make a cup of tea and some toast. - Ethel Merman, American actress and singer
My family said that I wanted to act even when I was a child living on a tea plantation in the jungle in India. - Julie Christie, British actress
Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babes, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts. - John Stuart Blackie, Scottish scholar
Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things. - Chaim Potok, American author and rabbi
Come and share a pot of tea. My home is warm and my friendship's free. - Emilie Barnes, American author and speaker
Find yourself a cup of tea; the teapot is behind you. Now tell me about hundreds of things. - Saki (a.k.a. H. H. Munro), British writer, Tea
May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you, and all your heart might desire. - An Irish Blessing
I hope next time when we meet, we won't be fighting each other. Instead we will be drinking tea together. - Jackie Chan, Hong Kong actor, martial artist, and singer, Rumble in the Bronx
What is the most wonderful thing for people like myself who follow the Way of Tea? My answer: the oneness of host and guest created through 'meeting heart to heart' and sharing a bowl of tea. - Soshitsu Sen, Grand Master XIV, Urasenke School of Tea
On Christmas Day at half past three, Brew yourself a cup of tea. I'll think of you, You think of me While sitting 'round the Christmas Tree. - Anonymous
Cynthia came in quietly and set a cup of tea before him. He kissed her hand, inexpressibly grateful, and she went back into the kitchen. When we view the little things with thanksgiving, even they become big things. - Jan Karon, American writer, These High, Green Hills
Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane. - Honore de Balzac, French novelist and playwright
Picture you upon my knee, just tea for two and two for tea. - Irving Caesar, American lyricist and composer, Tea for Two
Brew me a cup for a winter's night. For the wind howls loud, and the furies fight; Spice it with love and stir it with care, And I'll toast your bright eyes, my sweetheart fair. - Minna Thomas Antrim, 'A Night Cap,' A Book of Toasts
A true warrior, like tea, shows his strength in hot water. - Ancient Chinese proverb
I was in Yorkshire. We were a family of five and I used to be sent sometimes to get the rations for the week and was easily able to carry them back. It was like one egg and a tiny bit of tea. - Judi Dench, English actress
A glass of whisky in Scotland in the thirties cost less than a cup of tea. - Catherine Helen Spence, Scottish-born Australian author, politician, and suffragette
That I survived the Holocaust and went on to love beautiful girls, to talk, to write, to have toast and tea and live my life - that is what is abnormal. - Elie Wiesel, Transylvanian-born American writer and Holocaust survivor, in an interview with Oprah
As much as you can eat healthy, it's also important to remember to drink healthy, too. Tea is very healing. - Kristin Chenoweth, American singer and actress
I drink a bucket of white tea in the morning. I read about this tea of the Emperor of China, which is supposedly the tea of eternal youth. It's called Silver Needle. It's unbelievably expensive, but I get it on the Web. - Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor, director, and producer
Peter was not very well during the evening. His mother put him to bed, and made some chamomile tea: "One table-spoonful to be taken at bed-time." - Beatrix Potter, English author and illustrator, The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary. - Ancient Chinese proverb
To get rid of swelling... I put green tea bags on my eyelids. Or I grab cold spoons that I leave in the freezer and put them on my eyes. - Shay Mitchell, Canadian actress and model
Did you miss our other Quotes about Tea pages? You'll find more sayings about tea here.
Tea quotations are just one of the many ways tea nurtures and inspires us. Tea has been beloved around the world for centuries, and the many quotes and sayings about this beverage show how very important tea is to our lives.