I am so fond of tea that I could write a whole dissertation on its virtues. It comforts and enlivens without the risks attendant on spirituous liquors. Gentle herb! Let the florid grape yield to thee. Thy soft influence is a more safe inspirer of social joy.
Picture you upon my knee,
Just tea two and two for tea.
Quotes , Source: Tea for Two, a song
Matrons, who toss the cup, and see
The grounds of fate in grounds of tea.
Quotes , Source: The Ghost (bk. I, l. 117)
Tea! thou soft, thou sober, sage, and venerable
liquid, . . . thou female tongue-running, smile-smoothing,
heart-opening, wind-tippling cordial, to whose glorious
insipidity I owe the happiest moment of my life, let me fall
Quotes , Source: Lady's Last Stake (act I, sc. 1)
Now stir the fire, and close the shudders fast,
Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,
And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn
Throws up a steamy column, and the cups,
That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
Quotes , Source: Task (bk. IV, l. 36)
Here, thou, great Anna! whom three realms obey,
Dost sometimes counsel take--and sometimes tea.
Quotes , Source: Rape of the Lock (canto III, l. 7)
Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea? how did
it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.
Quotes , Source: Lady Holland's Memoir (vol. I, p. 383)
Tea does our fancy aid,
Repress those vapours which the head invade
And keeps that palace of the soul serene.
Quotes , Source: Of Tea