Throughout history, leaders, writers, and revolutionaries spoke about tea. In fact, the beverage has long been the subject of admiration in the world. Some literary tea drinkers included Ralph Waldo Emerson, A.A. Milne, and Agatha Christie.
Here are some famous thoughts about tea:
1. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
2. “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, A memoir of the Rev. Sydney Smith
3. “Tea is the magic key to the vault where my brain is kept.” ― Frances Hardinge
4. “I am in no way interested in immortality, but only in the taste of tea.” ― Lu T'ung
5. “Empty teacups gathered around her and dictionary pages fell at her feet.” ― Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
6. “Tea is the elixir of life.” ― Myoan Eisai, Kissa Yojoki How to Stay Healthy by Drinking Tea
7. “The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort and refinement." ― Arthur Gray, Little Tea Book
8. “Wouldn't it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn't have tea?” ― Noël Coward
9. “Astonishing how tea opens the ears.” ― Michelle Franklin
10. “Tea ... is a religion of the art of life.” ― Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea
If you were to sum up your experience drinking tea in one or two sentences, what would you say? How do you describe a beloved beverage enjoyed by millions? Would your musings inspire future generations of tea drinkers the way these quotes have? You never know how passionate a tea lover is until they speak about their favorite drink.