Today where posts, messages and tweets are flying around the world faster than you can say tea, it’s challenging to know which information to digest and who to follow. Back in the days it was simple. The wordsmiths and authors were the great influencers. Some of these writers were under the influence of tea when they wrote their best masterpieces. Their quotes reveal just how passionate they were about the world’s most popular brew. Here are 5 of my favourites:
“I must drink lots of tea or I cannot work. Tea unleashes the potential which slumbers in the depth of my soul.” -Leo Tolstoy
1. Leo Tolstoy was considered one of the greatest writers to have ever lived. In this quote he clearly outlines the impact of tea on his work. It’s easy to picture Tolstoy in his study, surrounded by books and sipping tea poured from his Samovar at his desk.
“But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea.” -Jane Austen
2. This short quote by Jane Austen outlines the importance of tea in her life. In fact Austen was so fond of tea that she used it often in her novels to establish famous scenes. Teatime in Pride and Prejudice instantly comes to mind.
“Tea is the only simple pleasure left on us.” - Oscar Wilde
3. Oscar Wilde was a popular playwright, novelist, and poet known for his flamboyant style and humor. This quote sums up just how much tea meant to him. He considered it to be an important part of society.
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to please me.” - C.S. Lewis
4. The author C.S. Lewis loved tea as much as his books. He made it part of his daily regime. He would write from 9am to 1pm and enjoy a cup of tea midway at 11am. In the afternoon, tea was served at no later than 4.15pm after his afternoon walk. He would then get back to writing from 5 pm to 7pm.
“A nice cup of tea.” - George Orwell
5. This line by George Orwell isn’t actually a quote, but the title of an intriguing article he wrote for a popular newspaper. It included 11 golden rules for making the perfect cup of tea. The lists shows how concerned Orwell was for his readers to enjoy a great tasting cuppa.
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