Tea culture is not limited to the British, or the Japanese with their tea ceremony, or the Chinese with their philosophy about tea; people all over the world enjoy tea, alone and in the company of others. Although there are plenty of quotes from British authors, enough to satisfy the British tea drinker for sure, this little book satisfies the British tea drinker and world tea drinker alike. Here are some of the topics and quotes I particularly enjoy:
The beauty of tea is that it not only warms the body and soul when drunk alone, but also is wonderful when shared with a friend:
"A joy worth repeating, again and again, warm conversation, tea, and a friend."
It's funny how people recognize the wonderful effect of tea to be similar to the contentment you feel listening to a happy cat. Here the book quotes Agnes Repplier:
"In the hissing of the kettle - a tranquilizing sound, second only to the purring of a cat."
And tea is truly the drink for every situation! Here is a quote that explains it:
"If you are cold tea will warm you - if you are heated, it will cool you - if you are depressed, it will cheer you - if you are excited, it will calm you."
And the amazing thing about this book is that just reading these inspiring little quotations is almost as good as drinking that cup of tea, enjoying that conversation with a friend, relaxing in the warmth and comfort of that amazing drink.
So, are you ready to buy the book yet?