“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 (author of The Jungle Book)

old teapot“There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.”

-Bernard-Paul Heroux (Basque philosopher)

“Find yourself a cup of tea; the teapot is behind you. Now tell me about hundreds of things.”

– Saki (author of The Open Window)

Tea! thou soft, thou sober, sage, and venerable liquid,… thou female tongue-running, smile-smoothing, heart-opening, wind-tippling cordial, to whose glorious insipidity I owe the happiest moment of my life, let me fall prostrate.”

-Colley Cibber (playwright, The Lady’s Last Stake)

“The best quality tea must have creases like the leathern boot of Tartar horsemen, curl like the dewlap of a mighty bullock, unfold like a mist rising out of a ravine, gleam like a lake touched by a zephyr, and be wet and soft like a fine earth newly”

-Lu Yu (author of Chá Ching)