52 Tea Quotes to Warm Your Heart and Soothe Your Soul

Here are the bestest, totally fabulous, funny, cute, poetic and insane tea quotes and sayings plus who said them first. Some of these quotes about tea will inspire you, some will entertain you and others will warm your heart and soothe your soul.

The Best Quotes and Sayings for Tea Lovers

I’ve found these 52 wonderfully marvellous quotes and sayings, that’s one quote for every week of the year for you to enjoy. Now it’s time to pop the kettle and have a read of these…


1. No.1 has to be my favourite tea quote for everyday living. I could live by this quote at any mood on any given day. Tea really is a cure all.

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

William Ewart Gladstone was a British politician of the Victorian era. He is known as one of Britain’s greatest leaders. Gladstone was famous for his educational quotes and sayings. He was also famous for his many non tea related quotes such as “be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness”

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2. “No matter where you are in the world, you are at home when tea is served.” – Earlene Grey

3. Here is my favourite tea quote for finding inner peace and for meditation. I love how soothing and calming tea is.

There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet comtemplation of life
— Lin Yutang

Lin Yutang is an influential Chinese writer and author of the book ‘Importance of Living”

Lin Yutang was a Chinese novelist and philosopher and is described as one of the most influential writers of his generation. However, his work these days is a little outdated. Lin Yutang’s quotes and sayings around tea maybe timeless and his philosophies surrounding living a peaceful calm life are inspiring, some of his work maybe considered a little sexiest in this day and age.



4. “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.” – Muriel Barbery



5. “Tea is wealth itself, because there is nothing that cannot be lost, no problem that will not disappear, no burden that will not float away, between the first sip and the last.” – The Minister of Leaves




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


7. “Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings.” – Letitia Baldrige


8. “Wherever you are drinking your tea, whether at work, in a cafe, or at home, it is wonderful to allow enough time to appreciate it.” – Thich Nhat Hanh


9. Here is my favourite morning time tea quote. The caffeine in tea, and the L-theanine helps start the day in a positive way.

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

Frances Hardinge is an award winning British writer for children’s books, including the bestsellers ‘Cuckoo Song’ and ‘The Lie Tree’. I absolutely love this tea quote, it’s quite possibly my favourite tea saying of all time. Tea really is a necessity for waking up my brain each morning! Anyone relate?

10. “Tea is a part of daily life. It is as simple as eating when hungry and drinking when thirsty.” – Yamamoto Soshun

11. “Tea should be taken in solitude.” – C. S. Lewis

12. “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy tea and that’s kind of the same thing.” – Unknown

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

14. “Sir, I did not count your glasses of wine, why should you number up my cups of tea?” – Samuel Johnson

15. Here is my favourite friendship tea quote. Tea can be super social and is a great excuse to get together and chit chat with friends and family.

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

Chaim Potok, born Herman Harold Potok is a Rabbi and New York Times bestselling author. I love this tea quote so much. It’s rings so true, as having tea with friends is a wonderful way to open up and get talking, chatting or gossiping. After all, afternoon tea was invented as a way to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner with lots of tea and socialising in mind.

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16. “A cup of tea makes everything better.” – Unknown

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

18. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C. S. Lewis

19. “Tea … is a religion of the art of life.” – Kakuzo Okakura

20. “I am in no way interested in immortality, but only in the taste of tea.” – Lu T’ung

21. “Tea is one of the main stays of civilization in this country.” – George Orwell

22. Here is my favourite quote for strength and courage. Just like tea, we can be strong warriors too!

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

Chinese proverbs are expressions and sayings of wisdom, they are to teach us about happiness and personal development. Many Chinese quotes and sayings are about tea, I’m just not sure exactly who said them. Here’s another fabulous similar tea quote to this proverb once said by Eleanor Roosevelt; “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”

23. “Wouldn’t it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn’t have tea?” – Noel Coward

24. “Tea tempers the spirit, harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens the thought and prevents drowsiness.” – Lu Yu

25. “The path to Heaven passes through a teapot.” – Ancient proverb

26. “While there is tea, there is hope.” – Arthur Wing Pinero

27. “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

28. Here is my favourite tea quote for contentment. Having a cup of tea is soothing and mediative. It’s a great way to reflect.

The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort and refinement
— Arthur Gray

Arthur Gray is the author of the ‘Little Tea Book’. Another famous quote of Arthur Gray is “Where there’s tea, there’s hope” And I love this because there’s a tea for any occasion!

29. “Yes, that’s it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it’s always tea time.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

30. “The effect of tea is cooling and as a beverage it is most suitable. It is especially fitting for persons of self-restraint and inner worth.” – Lu Yu

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

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

33. “Tea is an answer to most of the problems.” – Unknown

34. Here is my most favourite tea quote to ease daily stresses.

Making tea is a ritual that stops the world from falling in on you
— Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Anthony Stroud is a British fantasy fiction writer. He writes popular books for children and young adults. Jonathan Anthony Stroud was quite obviously a tea lover and tea enthusiast! This tea quote is certainly true with me, tea is my daily ritual, my daily routine and I wouldn’t be without it. Did you know that tea contains something called L-theanine. L-theanine can help us to feel more relaxed. If you are interested to read more about this. Here’s a recently blog article; is tea good for reducing anxiety?

35. “Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane” – Honore de Balzac

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

37. “This morning’s tea makes yesterday distant.” – Unknown

38. “Ecstasy is a glass full of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth.” – Alexander Pushkin

39. Here is my favourite tea quote for health and vitality. Tea can be healthy for our bodies and our minds too.

Tea is the elixir of life
— Myoan Eisai

This tea quote is from the popular book ‘Kissa Yojoki How to Stay Healthy by Drinking Tea’

Is tea the elixir of life for you? Tea contains lots of healthy antioxidants that can help fight free radicals in the body which helps us keep younger for longer. Here’s a great blog article that you maybe interested in; is tea anti aging?

40. “My dear if you could give me a cup of tea to clear my muddle of a head I should better understand your affairs.” – Charles Dickens

41. “Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.” – Sydney Smith

42. “I got nasty habits – I take tea at three.” – Mick Jagger

43. “There’s always time for tea.” – Seanan McGuire

44. “Home is where the tea is.” – Js Devivre

45. And another of my favourite tea quotes for health and vitality!

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

This famous Chinese proverb tells us of the health benefits associated with drinking tea. Many other Chinese proverbs tell us about tea, life, love and health.

Other common Chinese proverbs include "A smile will gain you 10 more years of life" and "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

46. “A cup of tea is an excuse to share great thoughts with great minds.” – Cristina Re

47. “Life is like a cup of tea. It’s all in how you make it.” – Unknown

48. “There’s something hypnotic about the word tea.” – Dorothy L. Sayers,

49. “When she is unable to avoid the matter further, she makes a pot of tea.” ― Erin Morgenstern

50. Here is my favourite spiritual tea quote. Tea really does help us to become more relaxed, focused and aware.

In Chinese, we say tea washes the spirit. It’s not something that just enters your stomach, it also enters your mind
— Patrick Cui

Honestly, I have no idea where this quote comes from! But I just love it :) Tea warms our hearts and soothes are souls from the inside out.

I’ve googled Patrick Cui but I can’t find any reference. Do you have any details? I would love to hear from you.


51. “Tea is always a good idea.” – Unknown


52. “I must drink lots of tea or I cannot work. Tea unleashes the potential which slumbers in the depth of my soul.” – Leo Tolstoy



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