Tea Quotes... Tea sayings about our love of tea

Tea quotes can lift your spirits, inspire you, or bring warm thoughts of your favorite tea memory. 

And tea sayings can be used in so many creative ways... Quotations about tea can be unique, special additions to hand-crafted greeting cards or to tea party invitations. Your favorite tea saying would be lovely stenciled on a wall near the comfortable chair where you sip tea while enjoying a much-loved book.

Browse through our collection of tea sayings, and you'll be sure to find one or many that touch your heart or bring a smile to your face. Or, you can pick one of the following categories of tea quotations to get you started.

Tea Quotes - How to drink tea

All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong, but like it a little stronger with each year that passes. - George Orwell, English novelist and journalist, A Nice Cup of Tea

Enjoy life sip by sip, not gulp by gulp. - The Minister of Leaves, The Republic of Tea

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. - Henry Fielding, Love in Several Masques

[I am] a hardened and shameless tea drinker, who has, for twenty years, diluted his meals with only the infusion of this fascinating plant; whose kettle has scarcely time to cool; who with tea amuses the evening, with tea solaces the midnight, and, with tea, welcomes the morning. - Samuel Johnson, English writer, Review of A Journal of Eight Days' Journey

Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea. - Anonymous

Tea Quotes

Bring me a cup of tea and the 'Times.' - Queen Victoria on her accession to the British throne

I put hibiscus flower in every cup of tea I have. It's sweet, sexy, and cleansing. - Mario Batali, American chef, writer, and restaurateur

Tea is nought but this:  first you heat the water, then you make the tea. Then you drink it properly. That is all you need to know. - Sen Rikyu, Japanese Tea Master

Tea should be taken in solitude. - C. S. Lewis

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

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on. - Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian, musician, and actor

Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. And whoever this 'Earl Grey' fellow is, I'd like to have a word with him. - Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation

In my own hands I hold a bowl of tea; I see all of nature represented in its green color. Closing my eyes, I find green mountains and pure water within my own heart. Silently sitting alone and drinking tea, I feel these become a part of me. - Sen Soshitsu, Urasenke Tea Master XIV, Urasenke School of Japanese Tea Ceremony

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company. - Anonymous

Tea Quotes

The privileges of the side-table included the small prerogatives of sitting next to the toast, and taking two cups of tea to other people's one. - Charles Dickens, English writer, Martin Chuzzlewit

My favorite meal would have to be good old-fashioned eggs, over easy, with bacon. Many others, but you can't beat that on a Sunday morning, especially with a cup of tea. - Gary Oldman, English actor, filmmaker, and musician

Tea Quotes - Give me tea!

Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one. - Chinese Proverb

Coffee isn't my cup of tea. - Samuel Goldwyn, American film producer

I don't drink coffee; I take tea, my dear. - Sting, English musician and actor, title song from An Englishman in New York

My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody. - Wilkie Collins, English writer, The Woman in White

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, English writer and clergyman, Lady Holland's Memoir

Sir, I did not count your glasses of wine, why should you number up my cups of tea? - Samuel Johnson, The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 2

I can drink tea until the cows come home and I love the atmosphere in tea-shops. - Zola Budd, former contestant in the Olympic Games

Wouldn't it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn't drink tea? - Noel Coward, English playwright, director, actor, and singer

One day I decided to try to have a complete day without tea. I was quite shaken. I was quite disturbed. - Morrisey, English singer and songwriter, Victoria Wood's Nice Cup of Tea interview, BBC Television

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