If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
if you depressed, it will cheer you;
if you are exhausted, it will calm you
"The Philosopher's Brew", Thomas de Quincey (Confessions of an English Opium-Eater)
... For tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities, or are become so form wine-drinking, and are not susceptible of influence from so refined a stimulant, will always be the favoured beverage of the intellectual...
"The Tea Hour", Henry James(The Portrait of a Lady)
There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
The Reverend Sidney Smith
Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea?
How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.