I was in Yorkshire. We were a family of five and I used to be sent sometimes to get the rations for the week and I was easily able to carry them back. It was like one egg and a tiny bit of tea. – Judi Dench
The centuries last passed have also given the taste important extension; the discovery of sugar, and its different preparations, of alcoholic liquors, of wine, ices, vanilla, tea and coffee, have given us flavors hitherto unknown – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Tea: the drink declared to be most wholesome, preserving in perfect health until extreme Old Age. It maketh the body active and lusty. It helpeth the headache, giddiness, and heaviness thereof. Thomas Garway, advertisement September 13, 1658.
Tea tempers the spirits and harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness, lightens or refreshes the body, and clears the perceptive faculties. Lu Yu, Eighth Century Chinese Poet
Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearth rugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without. Thomas De Quincey