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Tea does our fancy aid . . .

Tea does our fancy aid, Repress those vapours which the head invade, And keeps that palace of the soul serene. — Edmund Waller

Strange how a teapot . . .

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company. — Author unknown

When I drink tea . . .

When I drink tea I am conscious of peace. The cool breath of Heaven rises in my sleeves and blows my cares away. — Lo Tueng

It must be a considerable and obstinate fever . . .

It must be a considerable and obstinate fever that cannot be cured by drinking every day 40-50 cups of tea, about 20 of which must be strong and bitter. – from a Dutch doctor in the 1600′s.

Tea is wealth itself . . .

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

“Mr. Churchill, if you were my husband . . .

“Mr. Churchill, if you were my husband, I’d poison your tea!” Churchill replies, “And if you were my wife, I would drink it!”

That’s one of the things . . .

That’s one of the things I look forward to about an evening like this – someone to drink tea with at the end of it. For all I know, the whole point of civilisation is to provide one with someone to drink tea with at the end of an evening. – Aurora Greenway

Wouldn’t it be dreadful . . .

Wouldn’t it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn’t have tea? — Noel Coward

An old man drinks tea . . .

An old man drinks tea and reads the newspaper — forgetting age for a moment. – Mason Cooley

Tea is drunk . . .

Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world. – T’ien Yiheng – Lu Tung