Following on from last week’s part 1 of the best tea quotes, here is the next set of tea-friendly sayings found across the internet. This time, there is double the goodness of last time, with TEN whole quotes.
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“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, 15th Century Japanese tea master
“I would rather have a cup of tea than sex.”
“Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world.”
Tien Yiheng, Chinese philosopher
“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
“Tea does our fancy aid, repress those vapours which the head invade, and keeps that palace of the soul serene.”
Edmund Waller, British poet and politician
“Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.”
“There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.”
Bernard Paul-Heroux, philosopher whose name appears on the only English-grown tea in 2006, Tregothnan
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
Henry James, American-born writer
“All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong, but like it a little stronger with each year that passes.”
George Orwell, in A Nice Cup of Tea
“Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea”
Henry Fielding, English novelist
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