1. You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
2. I don’t want tea,” said Clary, with muffled force. “I want to find my mother. And then I want to find out who took her in the first place, and I want to kill them.” “Unfortunately,” said Hodge, “we’re all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it’s either tea or nothing.
3. I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.
4. I shouldn’t think even millionaires could eat anything nicer than new bread and real butter and honey for tea.
5. My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody.
6. Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.
7. Writing is a job, a talent, but it’s also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.
8. Honestly, if you’re given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don’t say ‘what kind of tea?
9. When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?
10. Dad was at his desk when I opened the door, doing what all British people do when they’re freaked out: drinking tea.
11. There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
12. The bodies in my floor all trusted someone. Now I walk on them to tea.
13. As far as her mom was concerned, tea fixed everything. Have a cold? Have some tea. Broken bones? There’s a tea for that too. Somewhere in her mother’s pantry, Laurel suspected, was a box of tea that said, ‘In case of Armageddon, steep three to five minutes’.
14. 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.
15. Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.
16. There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.
17. Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.
18. If leeches ate peaches instead of my blood, then I would be free to drink tea in the mud!
19. Surely a pretty woman never looks prettier than when making tea.
20. Tea is the magic key to the vault where my brain is kept.
21. Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.
22. Okay, this is the wisdom. First, time spent on reconnaissanse is never wasted. Second, almost anything can be improved with the addition of bacon. And finally, there is no problem on Earth that can’t be ameliorated by a hot bath and a cup of tea.
23. 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?
24. Only an idiot would rely on the energy of a bean or a leaf to stay awake throughout the day.
25. But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea.
26. Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life.
27. Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea!
28.The proper, wise balancing of one’s whole life may depend upon the feasibility of a cup of tea at an unusual hour.
29. The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.
30. Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.
31. I am in no way interested in immortality, but only in the taste of tea.
32. Wouldn’t it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn’t have tea?
33. Making tea is a ritual that stops the world from falling in on you.
34. Tea would arrive, the cakes squatting on cushions of cream, toast in a melting shawl of butter, cups agleam and a faint wisp of steam rising from the teapot shawl.
35.Sir, I did not count your glasses of wine, why should you number up my cups of tea?
36. The scattered tea goes with the leaves and every day a sunset dies.
37. Putting a damp spoon back in the bowl is the tea-drinking equivalent of sharing a needle. And I did not want to end up with the tea-drinking equivalent of AIDS.
38. Sister Mary chose that moment to come in with the tea. Satanist or not, she’d also found a plate and arranged some iced biscuits on it.
39. Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.
40. Ecstasy is a glass full of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth.
41. She stood by the tea-table in a light-coloured muslin gown, which had a good deal of pink about it. She looked as if she was not attending to the conversation, but solely busy with the tea-cups, among which her round ivory hands moved with pretty, noiseless, daintiness.
42. So inscrutable is the arrangement of causes and consequences in this world, that a two-penny duty on tea, unjustly imposed in a sequestered part of it, changes the condition of all its inhabitants.
43.While her lips talked culture, her heart was planning to invite him to tea
44.There are few nicer things than sitting up in bed, drinking strong tea, and reading.
45.A simple cup of tea is far from a simple matter.
46.So the small things came into their own: small acts of helping others, if one could; small ways of making one’s own life better: acts of love, acts of tea, acts of laughter. Clever people might laugh at such simplicity, but, she asked herself, what was their own solution?
47.I am so fond of tea that I could write a whole dissertation on its virtues. It comforts and enlivens without the risks attendant on spirituous liquors. Gentle herb! Let the florid grape yield to thee. Thy soft influence is a more safe inspirer of social joy.
48.Tea. I find that both settles the stomach and concentrates the mind. Wonderful drink, tea.
49.My dear if you could give me a cup of tea to clear my muddle of a head I should better understand your affairs.
50.A great idea should always be left to steep like loose tea leaves in a teapot for a while to make sure that the tea will be strong enough and that the idea truly is a great one.
51.Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones — the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically.
52.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.
53.For me starting the day without a pot of tea would be a day forever out of kilter.
54.Before Elle had come into his life, he didn’t even know what tea was. Now it was a staple. Worse, he actually knew the differences in teas.
55.On the delivery plate of the Nutri-Matic Drink Synthesizer was a small tray, on which say three bone china cups and saucers, a bone china jug of milk, a silver teapot full of the best tea Arthur had ever tasted and a small printed note saying “Wait.
56.I feel like a cup of tea with no milk. I just had one. It was disgusting.
57.When she is unable to avoid the matter further, she makes a pot of tea.
58.Is this an ‘I’m sorry I tried to assassinate you’ tea ceremony?
59. Tea should be taken in solitude.
60. The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort and refinement.