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Some Favourite Tea Quotes

It is blog day! I do hope you enjoyed Ruby's guest blog last week. Hers is a hard act to follow!

I love reading tea quotes. Often they are from writers of the 19th century, as if tea hasn't impressed many modern day authors and poets. Here are a few that I love, and think you might too! Some are inspirational and some fact; some are old, some recent, some funny and some deep!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="195"]Agatha Christie Agatha Christie[/caption]

"Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea!"
-Agatha Christie

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Rudyard Kipling Rudyard Kipling[/caption]

"We had a kettle; we let it leak:
Our not repairing made it worse.
We haven't had any tea for a week...
The bottom is out of the Universe."
-Rudyard Kipling, The Collected Poems of Rudyard Kipling

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Cassandra Clare Cassandra Clare[/caption]

"Tea. I find that both settles the stomach and concentrates the mind. Wonderful drink, tea."
-Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Beatrix Potter Beatrix Potter[/caption]

"Peter was not very well during the evening. His mother put him to bed, and made some chamomile tea: "One table-spoonful to be taken at bedtime."
-Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Peter Rabbit

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="100"]Maryrose Wood Maryrose Wood[/caption]

"Nowadays, people resort to all kinds of activities in order to calm themselves after a stressful event: performing yoga poses in a sauna, leaping off bridges while tied to a bungee, killing imaginary zombies with imaginary weapons, and so forth. But in Miss Penelope Lumley's day, it was universally understood that there is nothing like a nice cup of tea to settle one's nerves in the aftermath of an adventure- a practice many would find well worth reviving."
-Maryrose Wood, The Hidden Gallery

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="200"]John McQuaid John McQuaid[/caption]

"Proust, whose novel In Search of Lost Time is a reverie inspired by the scent and taste of a madeleine cookie dipped in tea"

-John McQuaid, The Art and Science of What We Eat

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="191"]Arthur Wing Pinero Arthur Wing Pinero[/caption]

And my favourite of all: "While there is tea, there is hope." -Arthur Wing Pinero, Sweet Lavender

I have just scratched the surface of the thousands of quotes out there referring to tea. I, for one am very happy at the resurgence of tea in our western culture. Can you come up with your very own quote that I could share in my next blog? If you can share it with me in the comments section below! Here's one from yours truly:

"There should always be time in every day for tea and a cookie."

Keep me posted, tea friends!
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