A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt
“Remember the tea kettle – it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings!”- Unknown
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” – Henry James
“Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one.” -Ancient Chinese Proverb
“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.”
“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.”
“Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice.”
― Lewis Caroll – Alice in Wonderland
“In Ireland, you go to someone’s house, and she asks you if you want a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you’re really just fine. She asks if you’re sure. You say of course you’re sure, really, you don’t need a thing. Except they pronounce it ting. You don’t need a ting. Well, she says then, I was going to get myself some anyway, so it would be no trouble. Ah, you say, well, if you were going to get yourself some, I wouldn’t mind a spot of tea, at that, so long as it’s no trouble and I can give you a hand in the kitchen. Then you go through the whole thing all over again until you both end up in the kitchen drinking tea and chatting.
In America, someone asks you if you want a cup of tea, you say no, and then you don’t get any damned tea.
I liked the Irish way better.” – C.E. Murphy, Urban Shaman
Here’s my go at it..
Nothing soothes the soul better than having a hot cup of earl grey in the afternoon while reading by the fireplace (with anything chocolate).
Tea tastes better over gossip (so I’m told).
Life is sweeter when you can share a cup of tea with someone.
I promise not to waste your time with my tea quotes ever again.