Tea has been a part of Chinese culture since ancient times. From the Tang Dynasty to the early 20th century, it was a vital part of China’s cultural exchange with foreign countries.
In modern times, tea is still very popular among the middle and upper classes in China. In fact, you can find tea houses and tea shops everywhere. It is also very common to drink and share tea with friends during special occasions, such as birthdays or festivals.
The Chinese started to trade tea with Western countries in the early 19th century. It soon became one of the most popular beverages in Britain and other European countries.
Chinese tea is still very popular in the UK, especially green tea. This brew is made from young leaves, which are steamed or lightly baked to prevent oxidation. The leaves are then dried using hot air and left to ferment.
In China, there are two kinds of green teas: Long Jing (Dragon Well) and Lu An Gua Pian (Luan’s Golden Tribute). Both were invented by famous people during the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Long Jing tea is made from the Lishan tea plantation in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. Its history can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty, when the emperor sent a servant to find tea leaves for him.
In the UK, tea is becoming increasingly popular, especially as a part of its culture. It is often enjoyed during social gatherings, such as afternoon tea or after dinner in the evening.
Tea has always been an important part of the British diet and culture. Today, we drink tea more than coffee or any other hot beverage.
In the following article, you will find 30 quotes on tea that are sure to entertain you and make you appreciate the amazing beverage.
- Tea is a pleasure, the greater as one is obliged to drink it without sugar. – Voltaire
- Tea is a great comfort. It is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world, too. – Louisa May Alcott
- Tea is the magic key to the vault where my brain is kept. – Frances Hardinge
- A cup of hot tea is a “refuge of humanity” and I would recommend it to anybody for whatever ails you or your soul. – Alice Walker
- Tea was discovered by accident when a young woman dropped her basket of tea leaves into a small lake while washing clothes and noticed that the leaves were full of bubbles after being submerged in water for so long. – Unknown
- The operation of boiling water is an excellent example of a new technology adopted by humans, which has become integrated with our fundamental understanding of the universe. – Unknown
- Tea is part of that process of civilizing yourself, slow down, take time out, stop and think about what you’re doing. – Unknown
- The best tea I know is made by pouring hot water on a new tin shovel. – John Ruskin
- Afternoon tea is a lovely idea, but it’s as inconvenient as going to church every day. You have to put on your best clothes and if you live in a draughty house like I do, you get cold in the draft that seeps in when the front door is opened. – Jean Kerr
- We do not need tea as much as we need a quiet hour to drink it in. – Henry Ward Beecher
- I do not drink tea. I am a member of that vanishing breed, the tea drinkers. – Unknown
- Tea is like a kiss on the forehead of life. – Tukaram Omble
- It is also true that few people realize how much better tea tastes when it has been consumed in a beautiful place. – Author Unknown
- Tea is the key to everything happy in my life. – Unknown
- Tea is so essential to the Englishman’s daily life that if he had to he could exist on it alone, and probably not only exist, but come to life. – Sir Thomas Morell-Matthews
- Tea: A sympathetic beverage; do not abuse it dread sovereign. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- Warm yourself not with tea, but with virtue. – George Herbert
- A perfect cup of tea is like a miniature garden, an edible refuge, a perfect moment of tranquillity and harmony. – Jennifer Harris
- Tea is like the relationship you have with your therapist, it’s hard to find the right one but when you do, it’s worth every penny! – Unknown
- The best tea is made from the leaves of old plants that grow on mountainsides and are gathered with care and patience. – Unknown
- Tea is like wine in that it can take on many different characteristics depending on the soil in which it grows. – Unknown
- A cup of tea would restore my normality for another day. – Douglas Adams
- Tea to me is one of the most sensual pleasures. You can be completely alone, and it’s a great companion – perking, pouring, stirring, tasting… it’s a complete experience. – George Clooney
- Tea is a symbol of our art. It is humble but refreshing. – Ting Ting Sun
- Tea is the only beverage that retains its flavor in spite of the fact that water is supposed to have no taste at all. – Unknown
- I like the smell of tea. It makes me think of joy and childhood. – Fumiyo Ikeda
- Tea is the soul of civilized society. – Unknown
- Tea is a spiritual activity, not just a simple drink! – Unknown
- It is not necessary to swallow tea, it can be enjoyed by just looking at it, feeling and smelling it. – Unknown
- Tea is not just a drink but also a state of mind. – Unknown