Mention the possibility of tea to a tea-lover, and watch them brighten up or take a pause even in their most frenzied state of mind. Tell two strangers that they both love tea and there seems to fly a spark of understanding between them. Tea means a lot of things to a lot of people. It is a luxury to be able to sit in peace and create unique memories with yourself or others, all while sipping tea. It’s something that tea lovers like us can talk about every day, fondly.

No wonder there are public figures, books and movie dialogues that state their deep love for this beverage in tender ways, with the most heartfelt to the funniest tea quotes.



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30 Tea Quotes for Tea Lovers to Share

  1. Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book. - Bill Watterson, The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book
  1. Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors. – Alice Walker
  1. As far as her mom was concerned, tea fixed everything. Have a cold? Have some tea. Broken bones? There's a tea for that too. Somewhere in her mother's pantry, Laurel suspected, was a box of tea that said, 'In case of Armageddon, steep three to five minutes'. - Aprilynne Pike, Illusions
  1. At Christmas, tea is compulsory. Relatives are optional. - Robert Godden



  1. You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. – C. S. Lewis
  1. 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
  1. Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back, and appreciate our surroundings.- Letitia Baldrige
  1. Tea is the luxury everyone can afford - C.S. Lewis
  1. Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things. – Chaim Potok
  1. There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life. – Lin Yutang



  1. I can drink tea until the cows come home and I love the atmosphere in tea-shops. – Zola Budd
  1. But indeed, I would rather have nothing but tea. - Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
  1. Where there’s tea, there’s hope. – Arthur Wing Pinero
  1. There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. – Henry James
  1. Arthur blinked at the screens and felt he was missing something important. Suddenly he realized what it was.

"Is there any tea on this spaceship?" he asked.

― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

      1. “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

  1. There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage. – Catherine Douzel
  1. All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong, but like it a little stronger with each year that passes. – George Orwell
  1. Making tea is a ritual that stops the world from falling in on you. - Jonathan Stroud, The Creeping Shadow
  1. I am in no way interested in immortality, but only in the taste of tea. – Lu T’ung
    1. “Find yourself a cup of tea,

    the teapot is behind you.

    Now tell me about

    hundreds of things.”

    - Saki, The Complete Saki

  1. A cup of tea would restore my normality. – Douglas Adams
  1. A simple cup of tea is far from a simple matter.” - Mary Lou Heiss, The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide
  1. "Tea is the elixir of life." - Eisai
  1. Tea was the great leveler. - Thea Devine
  1. “Tea is certainly as much of a social drink as coffee, and more domestic, for the reason that the teacup hours are the family hours." - Arthur Gray, Little Tea Book
  1. “It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.” - Dylan Thomas, A Child's Christmas in Wales
  1. “Sharing tea with a fascinating stranger is one of life's true delights.” - Uncle Iroh
  1. “No time is weird for a cup of tea, it’s always morning in some part of the world…” - Nitya Prakash

And a bonus quote and this writer’s personal favorite:

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


Until Next Time, 



Mayuri Ghosh

Editor-in-Chief | Vahdam India

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