Tea Party Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old tea party quotes, tea party sayings, and tea party proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.     

Catherine Douzel

When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?     

Muriel Barbery

I had a little tea party This afternoon at three. 'Twas very small-- Three guest in all-- Just I, myself and me. Myself ate all the sandwiches, While I drank up the tea; 'Twas also I who ate the pie And passed the cake to me.     


Another novelty is the tea-party, an extraordinary meal in that, being offered to persons that have already dined well, it supposes neither appetite nor thirst, and has no object but distraction, no basis but delicate enjoyment.     

Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The very act of preparing and serving tea encourages conversation. The little spaces in time created by teatime rituals call out to be filled with conversation. Even the tea itself–warm and comforting-inspires a feeling of relaxation and trust that fosters shared confidences.     

Emilie Barnes

We had a kettle; we let it leak: Our not repairing made it worse. We haven’t had any tea for a week… The bottom is out of the Universe.     

Rudyard Kipling

Come along inside…. We’ll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place.     

Kenneth Grahame

Come and share a pot of tea, My home is warm and my friendship’s free.     

Emilie Barnes

Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.     

Chaim Potok

Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea!     

Agatha Christie

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.     

Henry James

Tea is a work of art and needs a master hand to bring out its noblest qualities. We have good and bad teas, as we have good and bad paintings -- generally the latter.     

Kakuzo Okakura

The most trying hours in life are between four o'clock and the evening meal. A cup of tea at this time adds a lot of comfort and happiness.      

Royal S. Copeland

Perhaps it is while drinking tea that I most of all enjoy the sense of leisure.      

George Gissing

Tea with us became more than an idealization of the form of drinking; it is a religion of the art of life.     


Time for you and time for me, And time yet for a hundred indecisions, And for a hundred visions and revisions, Before the taking of toast and tea     

T.S. Eliot

Find yourself a cup; the teapot is behind you. Now tell me hundreds of things.