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31 Quotes Every Tea Drinker Should Know

Below you will find 31 Must Know Tea Quotes along with tea sayings, and tea proverbs from some of the worlds most famous individuals. You will find tea quotes from the likes of presidents such as Abraham Lincoln, to adventurers like Bear Grylls, to well-known Japanese scholars like Kakuzo Okakura. Enjoy the tea quotes!

Tea Quotes for Meditation

tea quote for meditation

  • “A cup of tea would restore my normality.” -Douglas Adams

  • “I like tea and yoga, but I don’t do yoga.” -Moby

  • “When tea becomes a ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?” -Muriel Barbery

  • “There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.”-Lin Yutang

  • “Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings.” –Letitia Baldrige

  • “Doing nothing is respectable at tea.” –Sasaki Sanmi

  • “If you ask Zen people they will say tea is not something that you pour with unawareness and drink like any other drink. It is not a drink, it is meditation; it is prayer. So they listen to the kettle creating a melody, and in that listening, they become more silent more alert.”  –Osho

Tea Quotes for Creativity

tea quotes for creativity

  • “Tea … is a religion of the art of life.” – Kakuzo Okakura

  • “Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?” – D.T. Suzuki

  • “I was always brought up to have a cup of tea at halfway up a rock face.” -Bear Grylls

  • “Honestly, if you’re given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don’t say ‘what kind of tea?’” -Neil Gaiman

  • “Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.” -Alice Walker

  • “I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.” -Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • “A woman is like a teabag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”  -Eleanor Roosevelt

  • “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C.S. Lewis

Tea Quotes for Inner Peace

Tea Quotes for Inner Peace

  • “There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast, they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea.” -Gary Snyder
  • “I got nasty habits; I take tea at three.” -Mick Jagger

  • “As much as you can eat healthily, it’s also important to remember to drink healthy too. Tea is very healing.” -Kristin Chenoweth

  • “The Philosophy of Tea is not mere aestheticism … for it expresses conjointly with ethics and religion our whole point of view about man and nature. It is hygiene, for it enforces cleanliness; it is economics, for it shows comfort in simplicity rather than in the complex and costly; it is moral geometry, inasmuch as it defines our sense of proportion to the universe.” – Kakuzo Okakura

  • “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

  • “Tea is the magic key to the vault where my brain is kept.”  -Frances Hardinge

  • ‘We are like Tea, we don’t know our own strength until we’re in Hot Water”  -Sister Busche

Tea Quotes for Happiness & Comfort

Tea Quotes for Happiness & Comfort

  • “Where there’s tea there’s hope.”  -Arthur Wing Pinero

  • ‘The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort, and refinement.” – Arthur Gray

  • “I frequently dream of having tea with the Queen.”  –Hugh Grant

  • ‘No matter what is happening in your life, you always offer tea.”  – Clemantine Wamariya

  • “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 Ewart Gladstone

  • “Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.”  -Chaim Potok

  • “Surely a pretty woman never looks prettier than when making tea.” -Mary Elizabeth Braddon

  • “But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea.”  -Jane Austen

Tea Quotes for Daily Life

Tea Quotes for Daily Life

  • “Tea is a part of daily life. It is as simple as eating when hungry and drinking when thirsty.”  – Yamamoto Soshun

  • “Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” -Bill Watterson

  • “Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea!” -Agatha Christie

  • “I am sort of a tea addict. I structure my day by cups of tea.”  -S.T. Joshi

  • “If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” -Abraham Lincoln

  • “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” -Henry James

  • “There is nothing quite like a freshly brewed pot of tea to get you going in the morning.”  -Phyllis Logan

  • “We had a kettle; we let it leak: Our not repairing made it worse. We haven’t had any tea for a week… The bottom is out of the Universe.” -Rudyard Kipling

  • “I am sort of a tea addict. I structure my day by cups of tea.” -S.T. Joshi

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