The Top 12 Literary Quotes About Tea

The Top 12 Literary Quotes About Tea


Writers Write is a comprehensive resource for writers. In this post, we share a selection of our favourite literary quotes about tea.

Writers have always loved their coffee and tea. If you want to read more about some of the stranger substances they’ve enjoyed, read this post on famous writers and their addictions.

15 December is International Tea Day and I’ve put together this selection of quotations to celebrate.

The Top 12 Literary Quotes About Tea

  1. Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves — slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. ~Thich Nhat Hanh
  2. One day I decided to try to have a complete day without tea. I was quite shaken. I was quite disturbed. ~Morrissey
  3. Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book. ~Bill Watterson
  4. Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. Tea is one of the main stays of civilisation in this country. ~George Orwell
  6. Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea! ~Agatha Christie
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. ~Henry James
  10. Where there’s tea there’s hope. ~Arthur Wing Pinero
  11. Wouldn’t it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn’t have tea? ~Noël Coward
  12. You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~C.S. Lewis

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  1. Sarah Richards

    I feel that way about coffee, however, I love my sweet tea here in the Deep American South.

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