If the tea bush were a Christmas tree, pickers would only take leaves from the bough where the star is placed, the very tip, and perhaps a few of the branches with ornaments on them. Sarah Rose "For all the tea in China: Espionage, empire and the secret formula for the world's favourite drink"
Tea is an addiction, but an addiction different from all others. It is milder, a habit relatively easily broken. It is more universal. Most unusually, it is good for the addict. And it is largely unnoticed both to those addicted and others. Indeed, the conquest of the world by tea has been so successfull that [...]
Habitual tea drinkers begin to feel restless if they do not get their cup at the usual time. In my opinion, the usefulness of tea, if any, consists in the fact that it supplies a warm sweet drink which contains some milk. The same purpose may well be served by taking boiled hot water mixed [...]
I freequently dream of having tea with the Queen. Hugh Grant
Il perfetto teatime è quello in cui il tempo non è scandito dalla fretta; è quello in cui nessun orologio incalza l’avanzare dei minuti. Il tempo ti permette tante cose, anche di scoprire che un certo tipo tè, in fondo… is not your cup of tea! Alessandra Rovetta, dall'intervista per "365 Tealovers"