30 Tea Sayings

30 Tea Sayings

For as long as there has been tea, there have been people who love tea and love to wax poetic about their favorite cup. Here are thirty of our favorite tea sayings: funny tea sayings, cute tea sayings, inspiring tea quotes, and more. Read them for a pick-me-up or print out your favorites to decorate your tea cabinet. Along with each tea saying, we have included a tea or tea article with a similar sentiment.

Overhead view of a tea saying by C.S. Lewis surrounded by a teaspoon of loose leaf tea, a teapot, and books.

Tea Sayings About Tea Time

No matter what is happening in your life, you always offer tea.”
— Clemantine Wamariya

Doing nothing is respectable at tea.”
— Sasaki Sanmi

“Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.”
— Alice Walker

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
— Henry James

“I am sort of a tea addict. I structure my day by cups of tea.”
— S.T. Joshi

Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.”
— Bill Watterson

“Surely a pretty woman never looks prettier than when making tea.”
— Mary Elizabeth Braddon

“Tea brings Time to a crawl, its frantic pace resuming on noticing our empty cups.”
— Terri Guillemets

A rose pattern teacup and a book with a blue cover sit on a crocheted lace doily.

Tea Sayings for Strength

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

“Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary.”
— Chinese Proverb

“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

“If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; if you are depressed, it will cheer you; if you are excited, it will calm you.”
— William Ewart Gladstone

“A true warrior, like tea, shows his strength in hot water.”
— Chinese Proverb

“Where there’s tea there’s hope.”
— Arthur Wing Pinero

Water is the mother of tea, a teapot its father, and fire the teacher.”
— Chinese Proverb

A green floral teacup sits on top of an open book.

Tea Sayings for Clarity

Tea does our fancy aid, Repress those vapours which the head invade, And keeps that palace of the soul serene.”
— Edmund Waller

“There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.”
— Bernard-Paul Heroux

“A cup of tea would restore my normality.”
— Douglas Adams

“There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.”
— Lin Yutang

“Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Tea is the magic key to the vault where my brain is kept.”
— Frances Hardinge

“Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.”
— Chaim Potok

Overhead view of a tea saying by C.S. Lewis surrounded by a teaspoon of loose leaf tea, a teapot, and books.

Funny Tea Sayings

“Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn’t try it on.”
— Billy Connolly

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
— C.S. Lewis

“Make tea, not war.”
— Monty Python

“I like tea and yoga, but I don’t do yoga.”
— Moby

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”
— Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Honestly, if you’re given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don’t say ‘what kind of tea?’”
— Neil Gaiman

“But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea.”
— Jane Austen

Great love affairs start with champagne and end with tisane.”
— Honoré de Balzac

These were our favorite thirty tea sayings. What are some of your favorites?

30 Tea Sayings

Alexandra Winzeler

Alexandra is an avid loose leaf tea drinker, her favorite teas being spicy chai blends. She enjoys trying new tea types and flavors and designing her own blends, drafting up flavor ideas and drawing tea labels.

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