Tea sayings bring inspiration and warm thoughts of your favorite tea

Here are some enjoyable tea sayings - some inspiring, some thought-provoking, some wise, some funny, and some are simply heart-warming. Others will remind you of the joys of tea or bring to mind your favorite tea memories.

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Tea is...

In Chinese we say tea washes the spirit. It's not something that just enters your stomach, it also enters your mind. - Patrick Cui, Tea Master

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 E. Gladstone, British Prime Minister

Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage. - Catherine Douzel

Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world. - T'ien Yiheng

Tea Sayings

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

Tea is liquid wisdom. - Anonymous

The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose. - George Gissing, English novelist, The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft

Tea is a cup of life. - Anonymous

Where there's tea, there's hope. - Sir Arthur W. Pinero, English actor and director, quoted in 365 Things Every Tea Lover Should Know

The best quality tea must have creases like the leathern boot 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 a fine earth newly swept by rain.Lu Yu, Chinese sage and hermit

Tea is one of the main stays of civilization in this country. - George Orwell, English novelist and journalist, A Nice Cup of Tea

The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort, and refinement. - Arthur Gray, The Little Tea Book

Tea Sayings

Tea tempers the spirit and harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness. - Lu Yu, Chinese sage and hermit

One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight, beyond the bliss of dreams. - John Milton, English poet and scholar

If someone says, hey, you know, this long weekend, let's go skydiving - I would say, no, are you nuts? I'd just as soon sit down and have a cup of tea. - Rick Mercer, Canadian satirist and TV personality

There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer, Letters and Social Aims

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty. - Japanese proverb

Tea had come as a deliverer to a land that called for deliverance; a land  of beef and ale, of heavy eating and abundant drunkenness; of gray skies and harsh winds; of strong-nerved, stout-purposed, slow-thinking men and women. Above all, a land of sheltered homes and warm firesides - firesides that were waiting - waiting for the bubbling kettle and the fragrant breath of tea. - Agnes Reppiler, American essayist

Tea is instant wisdom - just add water! - Astrid Alauda

There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea. - Bernard-Paul Heroux, Basque philosopher

Wine is the drink of gods, milk the drink of babes, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts. - John Stuart Blackie, Scottish scholar

When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over. - Audrey Hepburn, British actress and humanitarian

When you want tea, tea is it. Coffee just doesn't cut it. - J. W. Flood

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