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Tea and Sympathy: The best literary quotes about tea

If your ideal afternoon is spent curled up with a good book and a brew, then you will love these inspiring tea-based quotes from literary figures.


“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” - Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady


“ 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


“ Thus the tea-master strove to be something more than the artist,—art itself.” Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea.


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


The cup of tea on arrival at a country house is a thing which, as a rule, I particularly enjoy. I like the crackling logs, the shaded lights, the scent of buttered toast, the general atmosphere of leisured cosiness.” P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters


“Where there’s tea there’s hope.” Arthur Wing Pinero, Sweet Lavender


“Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities, will always be the favourite beverage of the intellectual.” Thomas De Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater


“Tea is one of the main stays of civilisation in this country.” George Orwell, A Nice Cup of Tea


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