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Tea Quotes

by stellarsm » May 11th 17 8:59 pm

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”
-Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground

I read this quote today and had a good chuckle (and shook my head in agreement) :lol:

Anyone have any favorite quotes about tea from books, tv, movies, or experience? If you could publish a one-liner about tea what would it be?

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Re: Tea Quotes

by Senlin » May 11th 17 9:46 pm

I have one that addresses impatient people - apparently it comes from India :

"Tea can't run faster than the boiling water".

Senlin - who loves that quote. :lol:

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Re: Tea Quotes

by kuánglóng » May 11th 17 10:15 pm

... one of the mainstays of civilisation ... :mrgreen:

George Orwell

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Re: Tea Quotes

by chrl42 » May 12th 17 2:33 am

“ A cup of tea is for tasting, 2 cups of tea is just quenching crap and three cups of tea is for cows and mules to drink - 一杯为品,二杯即是解渴的蠢物,三杯便是饮牛饮骡了” .. (meaning good teas, a small amount is enough)

from Dream of the Red Chamber, 18th c. Chinese novel.

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Re: Tea Quotes

by Bok » May 12th 17 9:02 am

chrl42 wrote: “ A cup of tea is for tasting, 2 cups of tea is just quenching crap and three cups of tea is for cows and mules to drink - 一杯为品,二杯即是解渴的蠢物,三杯便是饮牛饮骡了” .. (meaning good teas, a small amount is enough)

from Dream of the Red Chamber, 18th c. Chinese novel.
That’s a good one :mrgreen:

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Re: Tea Quotes

by Bok » May 12th 17 9:04 am

“In tasting tea, one person can taste tea’s essence; two people can taste tea’s delight; three people can taste tea’s flavor; but six or seven people together can only be called using (drinking) tea”
Chen Jiru

Have to think of that one every time I see a large chaxi or “tea gathering”…

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Re: Tea Quotes

by Bok » May 12th 17 9:05 am

My personal favorite:

"I am in now way interested in immortality, only in the taste of tea”
Lu Tong

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Re: Tea Quotes

by janet11 » May 17th 17 3:20 am

Where there's tea there's hope.

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Re: Tea Quotes

by winsantdotcom » Sep 1st 17 6:04 am

chrl42 wrote: “ A cup of tea is for tasting, 2 cups of tea is just quenching crap and three cups of tea is for cows and mules to drink - 一杯为品,二杯即是解渴的蠢物,三杯便是饮牛饮骡了” .. (meaning good teas, a small amount is enough)

from Dream of the Red Chamber, 18th c. Chinese novel.
Good one there...