Tea Quotes

28 Tea Quotes to Read While Drinking a Cuppa

Drinking a nice cup of tea has provided numerous benefits and a way for tea drinkers to socialize since over 5000 years ago. The drink's simplicity is nothing compared to its rich history involving Asian empires, a trading company, and an American Revolution. It is also intricately embedded in different cultures around the world, and the world of tea continues to evolve constantly. If you are one of the millions of tea drinkers worldwide, our tea quotes below will warm your heart and soul.

Even if the drink's popularity is second to coffee, the global tea market is predicted to grow significantly in the coming years. According to Statista, the value of the tea market in 2020 was 207.1 billion USD and is expected to reach 266.7 billion USD by 2025. Even if tea is, economically at least, compared to coffee, they still share similarities which we mentioned below.

Are you one of the billions of tea lovers worldwide? Then, steep your favorite eco-friendly and organic tea brand while you read our tea quotes below.

Best Tea Quotes

The hot drink British people love has its origins in China. Initially, emperors of the Chinese Han Dynasty steeped fresh leaves in boiling water as a medicinal drink2.

Through the Dutch East India trading company, tea traveled to England. Due to its rarity, loose-leaf tea became a drink of royalty. Eventually, it became the country's favorite hot drink, thanks to King Charles II and his Portuguese wife, Queen Catherine de Braganza. Then, in 1773, tea became a center of colonized Americans' protest against Britain's tax on tea, famously known as the Boston Tea Party.

Research more about the rich history of this drink and how it arrived in the West after reading the tea quotes and our picks of the best tea sayings below. 

"The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort, and refinement." -Arthur Gray #trvst #quotes #bethechange #planetearthfirst #teatime #spirit #tea #peace
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"The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort, and refinement."

- Arthur Gray

"When you are drinking tea, it is basically a private conversation between the tea and your individual soul." -Lu Ann Pannunzio #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #takeaction #tea #teatime
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"When you are drinking tea, it is basically a private conversation between the tea and your individual soul."

- Lu Ann Pannunzio

"There is nothing quite like a freshly brewed pot of tea to get you going in the morning." -Phyllis Logan #trvst #quotes #impact #changetheworld #teatime #freshly #tea
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"There is nothing quite like a freshly brewed pot of tea to get you going in the morning."

- Phyllis Logan

"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 #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #thinkgreen #teatime #love #tea
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"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

Relaxing Quotes About Tea In The Afternoon

While coffee energizes us in the morning, tea calms us in the afternoon. Beyond quenching thirst, studies have proved how tea can make us relaxed and invigorated. A study gave healthy men black tea and a caffeinated placebo drink to prove that the drink's benefits did not come from its social context but its biological effect1.

Despite the double-blind test, tea proved to help us recover more quickly from stress. The tea drinkers' cortisol fell to 53% of baseline levels within 50 minutes of the given task, compared to the placebo drinkers' 73% of the baseline.

Ready your reusable tea bags as you read the relaxing tea quotes below.

"Tea tempers the spirit, harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens the thought and prevents drowsiness." -Lu Yu #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #beinspired #teatime #spirit #tea
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"Tea tempers the spirit, harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens the thought and prevents drowsiness."

- Lu Yu

"There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life." -Lin Yutang #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #thinkgreen #teatime #life #tea #nature #world
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"There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life."

- Lin Yutang

"When I drink tea I am conscious of peace. The cool breath of heaven rises in my sleeves, and blows my cares away." -Lo Tung #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #dogood #tea #peace #teatime
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"When I drink tea I am conscious of peace. The cool breath of heaven rises in my sleeves, and blows my cares away."

- Lo Tung

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." -Henry James #trvst #quotes #impact #collectiveaction #teatime #life #tea
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"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

- Henry James

"Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings." -Letitia Baldrige #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #planetearthfirst #tea #teatime
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"Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings."

- Letitia Baldrige

"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it as the axis on which the world revolves." -Thich Nhat Hanh #trvst #quotes #bethechange #collectiveaction #tea #world #teatime
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"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it as the axis on which the world revolves."

- Thich Nhat Hanh

"Tea does our fancy aid , Repress those vapours which the head invade, And keeps that palace of the soul serene." -Edmund Waller #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #collectiveaction #tea #teatime
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"Tea does our fancy aid , Repress those vapours which the head invade, And keeps that palace of the soul serene."

- Edmund Waller

"If you ask Zen people they will say tea is not something that you pour with unawareness and drink like any other drink. It is not a drink, it is meditation; it is prayer. So they listen to the kettle creating a melody, and in that listening they become more silent, more alert." -Osho #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #bethechange #tea #silent #teatime #people
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"If you ask Zen people they will say tea is not something that you pour with unawareness and drink like any other drink. It is not a drink, it is meditation; it is prayer. So they listen to the kettle creating a melody, and in that listening they become more silent, more alert."

- Osho

Tea is simple: loose-leaf tea, hot pure water, a cup.
I inhale the scent, tiny delicate pieces of the tea floating above the cup.
I drink the tea, the essence of the leaves becoming a part of me.
I am informed by the tea, changed.
This is the act of life, in one pure moment, and in this act the truth of the world suddenly becomes revealed: all the complexity, pain, drama of life is a pretense, invented in our minds for no good purpose.
There is only the tea, and me, converging.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Metaphorical & Inspiring Tea Quotes To Ponder

Tea is deeply rooted in Asian culture and also religion. For instance, tea ceremonies in Japan, called chanoyu, are a must-have experience when you visit the country. Besides showcasing hospitality, the Japanese treat it as an art form, following intricate movements in strict order. The Chinese also perform tea ceremonies to symbolize the union of two families during Ting Hun, a pre-wedding tradition.

In  Buddhism, where clearing the mind is a core practice, the calming benefits of tea make it a perfect companion to meditation. Zen Buddhist monks typically use matcha tea, while Vajrayana Buddhist or Tibetan monks drink butter tea. 

Ponder over the following tea quotes and sayings as you sip a cup of your favorite flavor.

"I accept I am not everyone's cup of tea, but judge me over a period of time." -Steve Bruce #trvst #quotes #bethechange #planetearthfirst #tea #teatime
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"I accept I am not everyone's cup of tea, but judge me over a period of time."

- Steve Bruce

"I think if you're everyone's cup of tea, that probably means you're a little bit boring, or you're not pushing yourself. Creativity happens where it's dangerous and scary: where you're not comfortable." -Kacey Musgraves #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #bethechange #teatime #tea
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"I think if you're everyone's cup of tea, that probably means you're a little bit boring, or you're not pushing yourself. Creativity happens where it's dangerous and scary: where you're not comfortable."

- Kacey Musgraves

"You can't get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." -C. S. Lewis #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #bethechange #tea #teatime
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"You can't get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."

- C. S. Lewis

"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." -Eleanor Roosevelt #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #dogood #teatime #water #tea
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"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea." -Ralph Waldo Emerson #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialchange #teatime #people #tea #poetry
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"Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Perfect Tea Captions While Drinking A Cup

Sipping tea relaxes us, but would you believe it has caffeine - the same simulant coffee lovers need to have energy in the morning? In fact, tea leaves have 3.5% caffeine, almost twice as much as coffee beans, which only have 1.1-2.2%. 

But due to the number of beans needed and the brewing process, we consume more caffeine with coffee drinks3. Whether you're a tea addict or tea lover but concerned with caffeine intake, you can dilute tea, steep it for less time or cold brew it.

After checking out the rest of our tea quotes below, find out if you can compost your used tea bags, mindful that many tea bags contain plastic. Be a tea drinker while advocating for sustainability!

"I like the pause that tea allows." -Waris Ahluwalia #trvst #quotes #beinspired #changetheworld #teatime #tea
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"I like the pause that tea allows."

- Waris Ahluwalia

"Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea!" -Agatha Christie #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #gogreen #teatime #tea
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"Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea!"

- Agatha Christie

"Making tea is a ritual that stops the world from falling in on you." -Jonathan Stroud #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #beinspired #tea #world #teatime
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"Making tea is a ritual that stops the world from falling in on you."

- Jonathan Stroud

"Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors." -Alice Walker #trvst #quotes #gogreen #planetearthfirst #tea #teatime
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"Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors."

- Alice Walker

"Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one." -Ancient Chinese proverb #trvst #quotes #socialchange #bethechange #teatime #food #tea
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"Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one."

- Ancient Chinese proverb

"Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage." -Catherine Douzel #trvst #quotes #socialchange #thinkgreen #teatime #tea
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"Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage."

- Catherine Douzel

"Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book." -Bill Watterson #trvst #quotes #socialchange #socialimpact #tea #teatime
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"Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book."

- Bill Watterson

"My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody." -Wilkie Collins #trvst #quotes #takeaction #gogreen #tea #teatime
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"My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody."

- Wilkie Collins

Where there's tea there's hope.

~ Arthur Wing Pinero

Happiness is warming your hands with a warm cup of tea.

~ Unknown

Tea makes the world go around.

~ Unknown

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Steptoe, A., Gibson, E.L., Vounonvirta, R. et al. The effects of tea on psychophysiological stress responsivity and post-stress recovery: a randomised double-blind trialPsychopharmacology 190, 81–89 (2007).

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Lu, H., Zhang, J., Yang, Y. et al. Earliest tea as evidence for one branch of the Silk Road across the Tibetan Plateau. Sci Rep 6, 18955 (2016).

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Komes, Drazenka & Horžić, Dunja & Belščak, Ana & Kovačević Ganić, Karin & Baljak, Ana. (2009). Determination of Caffeine Content in Tea and Maté Tea by Using Different Methods. Czech Journal of Food Sciences. 27. 213-216. 10.17221/612-CJFS.

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