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.
The essence of the enjoying of tea lies in appreciation of its color, aroma, and flavor, as well as the principles of its preparation: refinement, simplicity, and cleanliness.
In an age when everyone is constantly busy and short of time, what could be more enjoyable than taking time to indulge in what was once part of everyday life, but has now become a luxury–afternoon tea.
—Lesley Mackley, The Book of Afternoon Tea
Tea beckons us to enjoy quality time with friends and loved ones, and especially to rediscover the art of relaxed conversation.
—Dorothea Johnson, Tea & Etiquette
May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you, and all your heart might desire.
Find yourself a cup of tea. The teapot is just behind you—now tell me about hundreds of things.
Come and share a pot of tea,
My home is warm and my friendship’s free
Keeping from getting upset, keeping on making tea, it is the end of the year.
Tea has been one of the saviors of humanity. I verily believe that but for the introduction of tea and coffee, Europe might have drunk itself to death.
—Sir James Crichton-Browne
Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.
Tea and books—mmmmmm, two of life’s exquisite pleasures that together bring near-bliss.
Let’s have a nice cup of tea and a sit down.
This morning’s tea makes yesterday distant.
—Tanko, translated by Shaun McCabe and Iwasaki Satoko