Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Words for Wednesday, Tea is Good Stuff

"Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary." ~Ancient Chinese Proverb

"Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one."~Ancient Chinese Proverb

"My experience convinced me that tea was better than brandy, and during the last’s months in Africa I took no brandy, even when sick taking tea instead."~Theodore Roosevelt, in a 1912 letter

"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
*Photo from Microsoft Images

7 comments:

Rosemary said...

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 Gladstone

Steph said...

That's a great one! Thank you!

parTea lady said...

Those are some of my favorite tea quotes too and tea sure is good stuff. How about this one from a black tea lover "A proper cup of tea should be strong enough for a mouse to trot on. -Old Irish saying".

What an elegant photo you posted today. Is that you in the pearls? :-)

Steph said...

Not me in the pearls. :-) It's a stock photo from Microsoft.

Jason Witt said...

I just love tea quotes. There's a body of famous ones available in many places on the Internet. The last few hundred years has endeared tea to many notable people.

Angela McRae said...

Love the quotes! And I, too, thought that was probably you in the photo at first. It certainly looks as if it *could* have been you, so that was a great selection!

Marilyn Miller said...

Love the picture.