66 Tea Quotes : Chai Sayings On Success In Life

These tea quotes will inspire you. Chai is a way of life in India. Almost everywhere you go – on trains, on the streets, in shops you will see people drinking the sweet and spicy milky beverage.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging tea quotes, tea sayings, and tea proverbs.

Inspirational Tea Quotes

  1. “A woman is like a teabag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  2. “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 E. Gladstone
  3. “Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.” ~ Chaim Potok

  4. “When tea becomes ritual, it takes place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things.” ~ Muriel Barbery
  5. “If at first, you don’t succeed, have a cup of tea.” ~ Peter Scott
  6. “Tea is balm for the soul, don’t you agree?” ~ P. L. Travers
  7. “I don’t feel very much like Pooh today,” said Pooh. “There there,” said Piglet. “I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.” ~ A. A. Milne
  8. “Good tea is eloquent enough, it turns out, to change a person’s mind.” ~ Banana Yoshimoto

  9. “Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” ~ James M. Barrie
  10. “The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort, and refinement.” ~ Arthur Gray
  11. “The British have an umbilical cord which has never been cut and through which tea flows constantly. It is curious to watch them in times of sudden horror, tragedy, or disaster. The pulse stops apparently, and nothing can be done, and not one move made until a “nice cup of tea” is quickly made. There is no question that it brings solace and does steady the mind. What a pity all countries are not.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  12. “Come along inside… We’ll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place.” ~ Kenneth Grahame

  13. “Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.” ~ Nhat Hanh
  14. “The Chinese say it’s better to be deprived of food for three days than tea for one.” ~ Khaled Hosseini
  15. “It’s always tea-time.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  16. “Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.” ~ Henry Fielding

  17. “A cup of tea is a cup of peace.” ~ Ken Cohen
  18. “While there is tea, there is hope.” ~ Arthur Wing Pinero
  19. “You can’t get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  20. “Tea is one of the mainstays of civilization in this country.” ~ George Orwell

  21. “A cup of tea would restore my normality.” ~ Douglas Adams
  22. “Coffee isn’t my cup of tea.” ~ Samuel Goldwyn
  23. “I expect I shall feel better after tea.” ~ P. G. Wodehouse
  24. “Tea is more than an idealization of the form of drinking; it is a religion of the art of life.” ~ Okakura Kakuzo
  25. “Polly put the kettle on, we’ll all have tea.” ~ Charles Dickens

  26. “A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards.” ~ A. A. Milne
  27. “The “art of tea” is a spiritual force for us to share.” ~ Alexandra Stoddard
  28. “..She had that brand of pragmatism that would find her the first brewing tea after Armageddon.” ~ Clive Barker
  29. “I am not interested in immortality but only in tea flavor.” ~ Lu Tong

  30. “It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.” ~ Agnes Repplier
  31. “There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.” ~ Lin Yutang
  32. “Wouldn’t it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn’t have tea?” ~ Noel Coward
  33. “Tea is the magic key to the vault where my brain is kept.” ~ Frances Hardinge

  34. “Oh, get out of the way, Percy,” said Fred. “Harry’s in a hurry.” “Yeah, he’s off to the Chamber of Secrets for a cup of tea with his fanged servant,” said George, chortling.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  35. “The cozy fire is bright and gay, The merry kettle boils away and hums a cheerful song. I sing the saucer and the cup; Pray, Mary, fill the teapot up, And do not make it strong” ~ Barry Pain
  36. “I am a hardened and shameless tea drinker, who has, for twenty years, diluted his meals with only the infusion of this fascinating plant; whose kettle has scarcely time to cool; who with tea amuses the evening, with tea solaces the midnight, and, with tea, welcomes the morning.” ~ Samuel Johnson”I am a hardened and shameless tea drinker, who has, for twenty years, diluted his meals with only the infusion of this fascinating plant; whose kettle has scarcely time to cool; who with tea amuses the evening, with tea solaces the midnight, and, with tea, welcomes the morning.” ~ Samuel Johnson , Tea quotes morning
  37. “I got nasty habits; I take tea at three.” ~ Mick Jagger

  38. “Enjoy simple things with total intensity. Just a cup of tea can be a deep meditation.” ~ Rajneesh
  39. “‘The tea is coming!’ …she may want a martini, but make her drink tea.” ~ Alice Taylor
  40. “Parallel lines meet in eternity but Parallel lives meet for tea” ~ Gary Gach
  41. “Tea does our fancy aid, Repress those vapors which the head invade And keeps that palace of the soul serene.” ~ Edmund Waller

  42. “Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  43. “I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  44. “Harry found the [tea]… seemed to burn away a little of the fear fluttering in his chest.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  45. “Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage.” ~ Okakura Kakuzo

  46. “All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong but like it a little stronger with each year that passes.” ~ George Orwell
  47. “Under certain circumstances, there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” ~ Henry James
  48. “The first cup moistens my lips and throat; The second cup breaks my loneliness; The third cup searches my barren entrail but to find therein some thousand volumes of odd ideographs; The fourth cup raises a slight perspiration-all the wrongs of life pass out through my pores; At the fifth cup I am purified; The sixth cup calls me to the realms of the immortals. The seventh cup-ah, but I could take no more! I only feel the breath of the cool wind that raises in my sleeves. Where is Elysium? Let me ride on this sweet breeze and waft away thither.” ~ Lu Tong
  49. “Tea – the cups that cheer but not inebriate.” ~ William Cowper

  50. “For tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities, or are become so from wine-drinking, and are not susceptible of influence from so refined a stimulant, will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual.” ~ Thomas de Quincey
  51. “Tea had come as a deliverer to a land that called for deliverance; a land of beef and ale, of heavy eating and abundant drunkenness; of gray skies and harsh winds; of strong-nerved, stout-purposed, slow-thinking men and women. Above all, a land of sheltered homes and warm firesides – firesides that were waiting – waiting for the bubbling kettle and the fragrant breath of tea.” ~ Agnes Repplier
  52. “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.” ~ Okakura Kakuzo
  53. “Tea should be taken in solitude.” ~ C. S. Lewis

  54. “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 within the afternoon.” ~ Ann Patchett , Tea quotes friendship
  55. “My family said that I wanted to act even when I was a child living on a tea plantation in the jungle in India.” ~ Julie Christie
  56. “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
  57. “Find yourself a cup; the teapot is behind you. Now tell me about hundreds of things.” ~ Hector Hugh Munro

  58. “One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight, beyond the bliss of dreams.” ~ John Milton
  59. “Never trust a man, who when left alone with a tea cosey… Doesn’t try it on.” ~ Billy Connolly”
  60. “I’ve never cooked. I can’t do much more in the kitchen than make a cup of tea and some toast.” ~ Ethel Merman , Tea quotes cooking
  61. “Twinkle, twinkle little bat How I wonder what you’re at! Up above the world, you fly, Like a tea-tray in the sky.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  62. “A glass of whisky in Scotland in the thirties cost less than a cup of tea.” ~ Catherine Helen Spence

  63. “Bring me a cup of tea and the ‘Times.'” ~ Queen Victoria
  64. “I hope next time when we meet, we won’t be fighting each other. Instead, we will be drinking tea together.” ~ Jackie Chan
  65. “We had a kettle; we let it leak: Our not repairing made it worse. We haven’t had any tea for a week… The bottom is out of the Universe.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  66. “Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?” ~ Rupert Brooke

Summary: In India, chai is not a flavor of tea; it is tea—chai literally translates to “tea” in Hindi.

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