A collection of my favorite quotes about tea.

Some of these are actually really insightful.

Tea is a religion of the art of life.
— Kakuzo Okakura

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
— Eleanor Roosevelt

There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea.
— Gary Snyder

Make tea, not war.
— Monty Python
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I like tea and yoga, but I don’t do yoga.
— moby

When you sit in a café, with a lot of music in the background and a lot of projects in your head, you’re not really drinking your coffee or your tea. You’re drinking your projects, you’re drinking your worries. You are not real, and the coffee is not real either. Your coffee can only reveal itself to you as a reality when you go back to your self and produce your true presence, freeing yourself from the past, the future, and from your worries. When you are real, the tea also becomes real and the encounter between you and the tea is real. This is genuine tea drinking.

I got nasty habits; I take tea at three.
— Mick Jagger

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 Nat Hahn
Tea is the magic key to the vault where my brain is kept.
— Frances Hardinge

Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?
— D.T. Suzuki

I think I need a cup of tea, the world keeps burnin, Oh what a day, what a day, what a day.
— Erykah Badu, On and On

Do you have a favorite tea quote that’s not on this list? Let me know about it in the comments!

Happy Brewing!

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