Cup of Tea for Wednesday Whimsy

007004The chillier weather makes me want to curl up with a cup of tea so that’s my topic for today’s Whimsy post. I’m pretty basic with my tea – just good old Lipton’s, with sugar and a dollop of milk…as long as I have a pretty tea cup! (And if the ladies above are drinking coffee, the idea is pretty much the same!)

You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.  C. S. Lewis

To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea.  Henry David Thoreau

Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual.  Thomas de Quincey Well, all right then!

When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, 010that’s when I think life is over. Audrey Hepburn

I drink just as much tea when I’m in Los Angeles as I do when I’m in London. I take my tea bags with me wherever I go. Helen Mirren

Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.  Yoshio Taniguchi

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.   Abraham Lincoln

The teapot takes in water and gives out tea. So the human individual takes in anything you give him and promptly transforms it; he is ready to give you out again his own reactions – first, in thought and emotion, then in voice or action.   Louis MacNeice (British playwright and poet)

008It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.  Agnes Repplier

A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog’s ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.  Charles Lamb

Tea does our fancy aid, Repress those vapours which the head invade, And keeps that palace of the soul serene.   Edmund Waller

013 I drink a bucket of white tea in the morning. I read about this tea of the Emperor of China, which is supposedly the tea of eternal youth. It’s called Silver Needle. It’s unbelievably expensive, but I get it on the Web.   Antonio Banderas

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.   Henry Fielding

I was always brought up to have a cup of tea at halfway up a rock face.  Bear Grylls

012I love this Victorian trade (advertising) card, which is actually for cocoa, because I find it amusing that the maid is helping herself to a cup – lots of plot bunnies come to mind!









5 comments on “Cup of Tea for Wednesday Whimsy

  1. You had me at ‘Cup of Tea’. After water, tea is my favorite beverage. I love the looks of beautiful porcelain cups and have few myself. But being able to wrap my hands around a mug of tea is the better drinking experience for me. I always enjoy your Victorian card posts!

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